Womens Suffrage

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Women's Suffrage Women's suffrage was the women's attempt to gain equal rights as men, their uprising began in the mid 1800's by a few women who were feed up by the way men were treating them. Their persistence helped to gain a lot of rights that women deserved and still have to this day.

The most influential women of this time were Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, and many other powerful women of that time These women would do everything that they possibly could to gain rights for women which they felt they rightfully deserved. these women would stop at no cost and held back nothing from the people just so they could get their points and views across. The first sign of women's suffrage was when an author by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft wrote that she wanted to fight and argue for equality for both of the sexes in her book The Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792.

Many of the women who were fighting for these rights were from the northeast where the pressures on women were much stronger and where women had less freedom than tose living in other parts of the country.

After sometime in America women were noticeably coming up in life even though they had not necessarily gained any rights in the way of voting and having much of a say. In 1821 a women by the name of Emma Willard founded the Troy Female Seminary which was the first school that was dedicated to teach girls classical and scientific studies on that of a collegiate status. And in 1828 an Englishwoman by the name of Frances Wright was the first women to ever be allowed to publicly speak to an audience of men...