Growing up as a female has never been easy. Men assumed women only had two jobs, keeping the house clean and bearing children. Luckily, many women in history have paved the way making it easier for all women in the 21st century to work outside the house, vote, earn more money, hold positions of power and achieve all their dreams. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Madeleine Albright, and Lucy Stone, just to name a few, each had a hand in helping little girls dream big dreams and realize that their dreams were achievable. Through their hard work, determination and suffering, women are more equal than ever.
Historians typically like to breakdown the history of the United States into different “eras”. One era that was important to…show more content… Anthony and Stanton, as well as other leaders, worked endlessly lobbying congress and circulating petitions around the country to pass a consititutional amendment to give women the right to vote. (Reforming) The National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and the National Women’s Party (NWP) helped spread the work through campaigning, lobbying the President and even picketing the White House. (Reforming) In 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote as a US citizen. (Reforming) There were many courageous women in American history that fought for the rights of all women. One of the most notable leaders was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton was born in New York on November 12, 1815. (Ward) Her family was wealthy, enabling her to go to some of the best school and colleges to earn her education. Like many other leaders, Stanton was involved in many causes. While she was working on the abolition movement, she met her husband, Henry B. Stanton, who also shared her passion for ending slavery. (Nash) In 1848, Stanton met several other women who were working within the Women’s Right’s movement. Together with these women, Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright, and Mary Ann McClintock, they formed the first Women’s Right Convention later called the Seneca Falls Convention. (Ward) Before the meeting, the women met and drafted a document called the Declaration of