The Women 's Suffrage Movement

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Dolly Parton once quoted, “If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” This quote helps understand the impact the Women’s Suffrage Movement makes on the present day. In 1848 the battle for women’s privileges started with the first Women 's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which provided full voting rights for women nationally, was ratified in the United States Constitution when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it (Burkhalter). Freya Johnson Ross and Ceri Goddard stated a quite valid argument in a secondary source Unequal Nation saying, “Since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, major social changes have transformed the lives of women and men in many ways but the United States has not noticed how far away our nation is from the gender equal future” (5). When women were finally granted the right to vote, barriers were broken which would allow an increasing chance to make progressive steps to a more equal nation, but our nation has yet to realize our full potential. The Women’s Suffrage Movement started at the World 's Anti-slavery Convention, where women were not allowed inside, specifically Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, future prominent leaders of this movement (The Women’s Rights Movement). It was in 1848 that Stanton and Mott started their journey on the road to suffrage with the first women 's rights convention. Many people opposed to the idea of women 's rights, with men

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