Women's Rights Movements

951 Words Jan 31st, 2018 4 Pages
It may seem like an unlikely event that would occur today, but a few decades ago the government went through great length to prevent specific groups from having the right and ability to vote. One group in particular that were deprive voting rights in the past was women. The idea that women wanted to be not above a man, but equal was unfathomable to most men and women. In the past, women were seen as unintelligent servants to their husbands and children. They were deprived many rights especially the right to vote in public state or national elections. This did not change until the few strong women stood up and endured hardships for the many to bring about the 19th amendment assuring equality among the sexes for future generations. Suffrage was a major part of the Woman Right's Movement. However, in order to fully understand the significance of suffrage to women, one must understand how and why the Woman's Rights Movement began. The beginning of the Woman's Rights Movement is extremely debatable. Some may argue that it began with the first Woman's Rights Convention. Others may argue that is began with Abigail Adams’s letter to her husband John Adams in 1776. In that letter to her husband, John Adams and other continental members of congress, she asked them to “remember the ladies” as they were constructing the “new” American government ("Abigail…
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