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Series: Essays: Overview of Women's Suffrage

Women in America collectively organized in 1848 at the First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY to fight for suffrage (or voting rights). Over the next seventy years, not everyone followed the same path in fighting for women's equal access to the vote. The history of the suffrage movement is one of disagreements as well as cooperation. Explore this essay series to learn more about the women's suffrage movement and the legacy of the 19th Amendment.