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The Womens Movement To have drunkards idiots horse racing rum-selling rowdies ignorant foreigners and silly boys fully recognized while we ourselves are thrust out from all the rights that belong to citizens is too grossly insulting to be longer quietly submitted to The right is ours We must have it Rynder 3 This quote from one of Cady Stantons speeches shows what great injustices women had to suffer Stanton is saying that even the scum of the earth had more rights than highly cultured women In many aspects of life womens rights were dramatically less than those of men Women were not allowed to vote yet they had to pay taxes Women were subjects of their husbands and expected to do all of the house work The fight for womens rights also known as the womens movement changed womens civil rights social rights and opened doors for generations of women to come The most important civil right that women were denied of was the right to vote When the United States became a country women were never included in which people had the right to vote The right to vote in our country was restricted to white men that owned property Women wanted this right The womens movement was already in action before the civil war Women were fighting for suffrage the right to vote and prohibition which would outlaw alcohol During the war womens attentions were diverted to war issues but the movement was strong again after the war In the United States individual states decided who was allowed to vote In the western frontier states men and women had to work equally hard to survive and men recognized this In light of this fact women were given the privilege of voting When the civil war ended all of the slaves were free This was also the time when women strove their hardest to pass an amendment that would give women the right to
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