Women's Suffrage

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Suffrage is the term used to describe the right to vote as a natural right. When people are without it, they work hard in order to have it. Without having the ability to vote, one cannot have a say in what goes on around them. The most influential period for women and their fight for the right to vote was from 1890 to 1920. Women felt that if they had the same freedoms as the men had at that time that all their problems would be solved. They had a lot of troubles and without being able to vote, they felt incapable of changing the future for themselves and their daughters. The women’s situation in the nineteenth century seemed bleak. Everything they worked hard at achieving did not belong to them but to there father or husband. The fight started slowly but steadily, until it grew stronger later on in the late nineteenth century. With the help of great leaders, they were able to be influential on a state-to-state basis. They worked just as nominees did for being elected. They created marches, made banners, pins, and held rallies in support of their cause. Reluctantly, men favored suffrage for women, and states started granting women the right to vote. With great assistance, from those tough brave leaders, the women’s fight was s Continue...


The 19th Amendment reads, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by and state on account of sex...Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. With most men out in Europe fighting the war, many jobs at home were left unfilled. In fact, by 1900 women equaled men at most universities in the Midwest and West, causing some to limit female enrollment...A handful of women eventually gained admission to such professions as law, the ministry and medicine. Moreover, they were getting better jobs. On January 10, 1917, many women stormed the White House. At that time, the right to vote was only denied to criminals, incompetents, and women. The only problem with women getting extensive education was that there was no place to get neither training nor education. "One place where women were increasingly included was in the workplace. Clearly, one could see that women went through a lot of work in order to acquire freedoms they believed to be worthy of. Much of the work fell within the area of volunteer labor - making bandages, knitting sweaters, planting victory gardens, or canning fruits and vegetables. oon over as the nation granted them suffrage with the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Nobody was going to stop these women from changing the fate of American women forever. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns was leading the crowd.