Introduction to the Woman's Suffrage Movement
Right to Vote: Women's Most Radical Demand
19th-century photograph of Elizabeth Cady
Stanton (left) and Susan B. Anthony. Their intellectual
and organizational partnership dominated the suffrage
movement until their deaths in the early 1900s.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
one of the Seneca Falls convention leaders reminisced,
"We were but a handful..." recalling the supporters
of woman suffrage at the convention, where the right to
vote was their most radical demand. Between this first convention
advocating the rights of women and the ratification of the
Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women's right to vote
in 1920 lay a long and arduous journey. Victory was never
assured until the final moments.
here for the 1848 report on the Seneca Falls Convention