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By definition womens suffrage is the right for women to vote Womens suffrage started back as far as the 1600s I am going to talk about the 1800s Womens suffrage upset many women in the United States Women were known to be in the home at all times They were there to give care for the their husbands and children Politicians feared women coming in the political race because they thought that women might vote them out of officeIn the early 19th century women were considered second class citizens Often after marriage they werent allowed to own property It was also improper for women to speak in public alone They were told to refrain from getting an educationLucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton set womens suffrage in 1848 at the Womens Right Convention in Seneca Falls New York FallsElizabeth Cady Stanton decided to make her own declaration called The Declaration of Sentiments by using the Declaration of Independence as her guidelines RESOULTION 9 was the women had the right to voteSusan B Anthony was arrested for attempting to vote for Ulysses S Grant in the 1872 presidential elections It wasnt just in the United States that womens suffrage was going on It was going on all over the world It was going on in Canada Mexico Great Britain Scandinavia and Italy In Canada Alberta Manitoba and Saskatchewan got the right to vote in 1916 Quebec didnt get the right to vote until 1940 In Mexico women got the right to vote in1953 In Great Britain all women got the right to vote in 1928 In Scandinavia in Finland they had the right to vote in1916 Before WWI women in Norway and Denmark had the right to vote Swedish women got the right to vote in 1919 In Italy women didnt get the right to vote until after WWIIWomen in New Jersey could initially vote because in the states constitution of 1790 gave the vote all people
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