The Women 's Suffrage Era

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The Women’s Suffrage Era “The only Question left to be settled now is: Are Women Persons?” Susan Brownell Anthony inquired in a speech she divulged during the 1800s after she was arrested and fined for voting the year before (women 's rights to the suffrage pg. 2). During the 1900s, and many years before that, women became vile to the fact of feeling suppressed. Two particular women became repulsive to the fact that women voting was a taboo subject. Because of the impact, these women had on the society, The women 's suffrage movement took place. Eventually, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, causing acceptance to women voting. Due to the hardiments of determined female’s, because of their hostile feelings toward women’s suffrage,…show more content…
Eventually becoming wealthy by starting a cotton mill. Despite the wealth, they lived a simple life, keeping up with their quaker faith. Quakers believed in equality between the sexes. Quakers is a member of the religious society of friends. They often held “silent” meetings which relied on the hope of God appearing. Anthony was raised in an environment with outspoken women resulting in her outspoken personality. In 1849, Anthony quit her job and rejoined her parents, who moved to Rochester Newyork, where Anthony became intrigued with the fight for women 's suffrage. Anthony was so intrigued with the fact that the U.S. verboten women to vote, that she soon strained. She cast her ballot at the presidential election of 1872. After two weeks she was arrested and convicted of illegally voting.(Quaker 1-3) Although she was not expecting to be arrested she planned to use this event in her favor. She was expected to pay a fine, which she refused, of one hundred dollars. The Court was contemplating their reaction to her audacious action. The indecisive court dropped that matter and let her go putting a stop to the case. In the year of 1873, Anthony delivered a speech discussing the women’s suffrage rights, expressing that voting was a right, not a privilege. Anthony 's participation in several organizations and outspoken nature made her a target for criticism. The editors of the newspaper attempted to perceive her to the public as a “bitter spinster” who only had interest in
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