Hello, I am Susan B. Anthony and I am one of the leaders of the Suffrage Movement. Today I am going to lead you through the history of the movement. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
The Struggle for Suffrage
I was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. I have been campaigning for women's rights since 1849 and also been fighting for the abolition of slavery. In 1872 I voted illegally and got arrested. I believe that men being more powerful than women in the government, the home, and in many different ways is dangerous for the future of our country.
laws affect both men and women, so they deserve to have a say in what controls them
Lets go in more depth on why people wanted women to gain the right to vote!
the objection of voting is baesd on prejudice, which is not a valid reason
laws that affecting the home are voted in the legislature, and women take care of the home
90% of women do not care about the right to vote and will not use it.
Now, here are some reason why people believe women shouldn't vote.
men and women will fight about politics instead of being friendly in co-operation.
80% of women eligible to vote are married and share the same beliefs.
Western states were open to women voting and having rights, mostly because of there history of being pioneer states. Wyoming, was the first state to allow women to vote.
Western States View
Southern and Western states had different views on the movement..
Southern states did not want negro women to vote and believed the amendment is an invasion of state rights. The Mississippi Legislature did not take the law seriously, cheering and laughing marking the rejection of the amendment.
Southern States View
And finally, on June 4, 1919 the 19th amendment was passed by congress and ratified on August 18, 1920.