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In 1848 approximately twenty women got together to meet and discuss womens suffrage at Seneca Falls During these times women suffered greatly They were not allowed to do many things that men could do This includes voting privileges being able to own property family and money and attaining the same education as men The womens suffrage movement was a very significant cause Women worked very hard to gain equality with men on may different levels It was not until 1920 that women got the right to vote There were many women that helped gain this equality Many women are still greatly respected today for helping to gain equality with men Susan B Anthony is considered the mother of the movement She was active in many womens suffrage groups up until a week before her death Susan was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1892 to 1900 Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucy Stone and Harriot Stanton Blach were also women who were involved greatly in this movement In 1840 Lucretia Mott met Elizabeth Stanton Their friendship lead to the Seneca Falls convention At the convention both of these women helped write the Declaration of Principles This declaration was written to show what rights women should have Shortly after this convention many other meetings and suffrage groups were put together One of the first suffrage groups was American Equal Rights Association It was founded May 10th 1866 during the eleventh national womens right convention AERA was formed to secure equal rights to American citizens During this time there were several other things happening in the United States First there was slavery and then slavery was abolished Later the fifteenth amendment was passed which gave African American men the right to vote Why would women go through all this trouble just so they could vote Because they wanted to be equal to men They wanted to have the very same rights as
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