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Women's Rights & Suffrage Movements

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Women's Suffrage

"Suffrage"Women's right to vote. The U.S. Constitution of 1787 did not specify who could or could not vote, leaving the matter to the states, which initially granted voting rights only to landowning white men. Although property qualifications were abolished during the 1820s and 1830s, women were still excluded. When the Seneca Falls Convention met in 1848, one of its demands was the enfranchisement of women. Many activists in the years thereafter engaged in the struggles both for abolition and for woman suffrage. When efforts to include woman suffrage in the Fourteenth Amendment failed, women intensified the campaign.

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