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Holly Singleton Woman suffrage The right of women to vote Throughout the latter part of the 19th cent The issue of womens voting rights were an important phase of feminism1 In the United States It was first seriously proposed in the United States at Seneca Falls NY July 19 1848 in a general declaration of the rights of women prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucretia Mott and several others The early leaders of the movement in the United StatesSusan B Anthony Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucretia Mott Lucy Stone Abby Kelley Foster Angelina Grimk Sarah Grimk and otherswere usually also advocates of temperance and of the abolition of slavery When however after the close of the Civil War the Fifteenth Amendment 1870 gave the franchise to newly emancipated African-American men but not to the women who had helped win it for them the suffragists for the most part confined their efforts to the struggle for the vote2 The National Woman Suffrage Association led by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was formed in 1869 to agitate for an amendment to the US Constitution Another organization the American Woman Suffrage Association led by Lucy Stone was organized the same year to work through the state legislatures These differing approachesie whether to seek a federal amendment or to work for state amendmentskept the woman-suffrage movement divided until 1890 when the two societies were united as the National American Woman Suffrage Association Later leaders included Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt3 Several of the states and territories with Wyoming first 1869 granted suffrage to the women within their borders when in 1913 there were 12 of these the National Womans party under the leadership of Alice Paul Lucy Burns and others resolved to use the voting power of the enfranchised women to force a suffrage resolution through Congress and secure ratification from the state legislatures In 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment
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