Questions and Answers About Women’s Suffrage
Throughout history, women in many countries have been denied suffrage, or the right to vote. Women's suffrage was first highlighted as an issue in Britain with the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792. In the following century, people advocated for women's suffrage more and more. In the United States, leaders of the women's suffrage movement included Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. As a result of their hard work, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevented women from being denied suffrage. They now had the same voting rights as men. Primary sources in the form of photographs, first-hand accounts, publications from the movement, and drawings allow readers to gain insight into the difficulties women faced in their fight for voting rights. Sidebars encourage readers to ask and answer questions pertaining to women's suffrage.