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NAME 1 NAME Professor Coleman Myron ENGL102 B004 Spr 20 April 20, 2020 Women’s Suffrage Rights In today’s society, the right for women to vote is a common practice. Historically, this has not always been the case. In fact, it may come as a surprise to realize that women’s suffrage rights did not come about until the last century. If freedom has been granted to all American citizens, why is it that it was not inclusive of women’s suffrage? The United States was supposedly built on the idea of freedom, however, women amongst other classes did not have the same rights or equality to that of a white man. Throughout the history of the United States up until the mid 1900’s, women did not have adequate representation nor the right to vote, and so began the suffrage movement in the mid 1800’s. Carrie Chapman Catt, a women’s suffrage leader, spoke out when she made a formal address to Congress in November of 1917. Catt immediately opens her formal address with, “Woman suffrage is inevitable,” and follows not only with historical facts on how the great nation began, but to validate as to why the suffrage movement began and why it matters.

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