The Women’s Suffrage movement was the struggle to gain same voting rights as men. The first fight started in July 1848 in Seneca Falls New York. On August 26, 1920, the Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S approved and declaring that all women be empowered with the same rights and responsibilities of citizenship as men (History, 2009). On Election Day 1920 millions of women vote for the very first time. It is unbelievable that women who live before the 19th-century did not share the same rights as males, including the right to vote. At that time men were seen as more superior. Women were only allowed to manage and participate in the domestic roles. In this essay, I will discuss what evidence convinces American to support the right to women to vote, Did the right of vote give women full equality and why full equality is important for men as it is for women.
The women’s suffrage first started in 1848, Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott were starting their journey on the road to suffrage with the first women’s rights convention. In 1848 the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York was the first public protest for women’s right, many people opposed to women’s rights the majority was men. I believe that world war I help as evidence to convince the American people to support the right of women to vote. In 1917 16 states had given females the right to vote, but the United States Constitution, not amended to enfranchise women until after world war I. The world war I have a big impact on women suffrage movement, during the WWI women works in many jobs because men were away fighting. Women work in factories, public transportation, weapons manufacturers and many other jobs, but they also being recruited into the armed forces as telephonists, instructors, and cooks. For all the work that was done by the women during the first world war, the house commons were in favor to support the bill. The role all these women play was crucial not only in the war effort, but also in the running of the country. Even during the worst of the war, the buses still ran and the mail was delivered.