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One Woman One Vote With the passing of the 14th Amendment in 1868 all persons were guaranteed the right to equal protection under the law What followed in section two of that very same amendment caused a great deal of chaos in the years to come The second section of this amendment narrowed this protection to only men by using the phrase male citizens in doing so it specified who would be counted in determining who were the representatives of their state and nation With the passing of the 14th Amendment and minor technicalities in choosing the right words affected many people such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony who opposed the using of the word male and fought for their right to equality Berkin 606 The film One Woman One Vote highlights the struggles that woman had to face to get equal rights and the fight they had to go through during a mainly white male driven society Woman such as Alice Paul Susan B Anthony Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucretia Mott Ida B Wells along with many others changed the course of history and let the American woman take a giant step toward being seen and heard as an equal and not an inferior These influential minds not only banded together woman but they also took along the great minds of well known men such as Frederick Douglas who attended the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 Berkin 484 At a time when women were second class citizens and inferior to men many woman wanted more while others were afraid of change Some women even went totally against the womans suffrage movement so that they could keep wealth and power to themselves While this number is few it is appalling to see that some woman were almost blatantly saying keep me down and do not let my full potential shine This did not apply to all woman though Myra Bradwell was a
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