People always seem to think that woman’s suffrage ended after the nineteenth amendment in 1920. No one ever puts forethought in the aftermath. People had fought for the right to vote for decades beforehand. Susan B. Anthony, a feminist leader starting in 1837. She is considered the mother of women's suffrage and is quoted to this very day: "The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race." Since that day woman have gained many stances in a vast amount of previously male-dominated areas of society. The fight for women’s rights can be traced back centuries, but feminism in the 1900s really gained popularity, was taken with a serious attitude , and women gained rights in politics, society, and the household.
Before the turn on the century of the 1900s a meeting took place to pave the way to suffragists and feminists at the time. In 1848, a group of three hundred men and women gathered to discuss the topic of women’s suffrage. Among these women stood the most iconic feminists of that time; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Amelia Bloomer, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth. These iconic women−and also, surprisingly, men−all signed a Declaration of Sentiments that stated married women should be able to have the right to own land , earnings, and gain custody of their children in the outcome of divorce. It also stated the right to vote, but many viewed the deep-seated idea too profound and might jeopardize their other achievements written beforehand. Therefore, they had written that annotation out (Boyer 304). They viewed this convergence as a beacon of hope for the future of women.
Among these women included an eager nineteen-year-old Charlotte Woodward, who rode forty miles in a wagon in order to attend this conference. She seemed to be a zealous, open-minded, and faithful young lady, who skipped school to attend the assembly of a lifetime. She later will be the only sole survivor of the Seneca Falls Convention to see the nineteenth amendment ratified into law in 1920 (Jergenson). Unfortunately, she was ninety-one at the time, and therefore could not vote due to sickness on Election Day; she did send a note to the National Woman’s Party that reads: “In memory of the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848: presented by its sole survivor, Mrs. Charlotte L. Pierce, in thanksgiving for progress made by women and in honor of the National Woman’s Party, which will carry on the struggle so bravely begun.” Nevertheless, she had lived to see the day when women can take charge and finally choose their own decisions and decisions of the nation to lead it to the right direction.
At the beginning, women were constantly fighting for owning rights. This led to women gaining a huge milestone with the passing of the Married...