Women Suffrage Movement Research Paper by Master Researcher

Women Suffrage Movement
A history of the women's suffrage movement.
# 35763 | 3,650 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 20, 2003 in Women Studies (General)

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This paper describes the women's movement as a creation of the colonial times and traces its development. The paper describes the small steps that were taken to improve women's education, which eventually resulted in the formation of women's colleges, short instances with voting rights, and the 1848 Seneca Falls women's rights convention that paved the way in the formation of the women's suffrage movement. The paper also identifies the developments that set the stage for a feminist revival in the 1960s.

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"The colonial governments during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries did little to provide women with a high quality of life. Tightly restricted civil rights forced these women to be viewed not as citizens, but as property, belonging first to their fathers and then to their husbands when finally married. Possessing no civil liberties such as the right to vote, own property, and earn money led to a great deal of abuse for colonial women. Although experiences may have differed between the life of northern colonial women and southern colonial women, they shared a common link of enduring the same abuses that resulted from a lack of civil rights. Unfortunately, little progress was made in the early parts of the eighteenth century, as the colonists had larger problems to address. Dealing with the imposing threat of disease, famine, and Native American skirmishes left little time to address women's issues. However, the latter part of the eighteenth century sparked the Revolutionary Period, where the colonies pushed for independence from England."

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