Womens rights in the US throughout history.

Essay by tylerg20002000High School, 11th grade January 2004

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The wanting for women's right has an on-going event. Women have been wanting equality

forever but didn't start doing anything about it until the 1770's. As American grew more and more

women became aware of the unequal status in Society. Especially their lack of suffrage or the

right to vote.

In 1848 two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, launched the first woman

suffrage movement in the United States, at the Seneca Fall Convention. During the convention

"the participants crafted the Declaration of Sentiments, in which they demanded greater rights for

women, including the right to vote."

In 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment was finally ratified. The 19th Amendment granted

voting rights to women. Four years after ratification of the nineteenth amendment, in 1924, was

extended to Native Americans. Women have been demanding the right to vote since the Seneca

Falls Convention in 1848. So after 72 years it finally happened.

Like her own peers, Susan B. Anthony had to endure very hostile audiences who made fun

of her when she had given speeches on temperance, abolition, and also women's rights. In 1851

Susan had met up with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and organized the NWSA in 1869. In 1872, along

whit her three sisters, Susan had voted illegally in the presidential election. She had to go to trial

for it. In her diary she had described this experience as " the greatest outrage History has ever

witnessed." She was fined $100 for this outrage. She wasn't going to pay a penny of the fine, and

the judge didn't press the issue. Susan died 14 years before the 19th Amendment was passed.

The women's movement had changed the way that women looked at work and careers. In

1950 most women who took jobs had done so mainly to "help out."...