The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in the USA

Although it had its roots in the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and the 1874 Women’s Temperance Union, the fight for women’s suffrage in the US didn’t start to gain traction until the formation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890. In the 30 years between 1890 and 1920, women gained better and more varied options for work, acquired more legal property rights, and became recognised as key consumers in the industrial economy.

The fight for women’s suffrage culminated in the 19th amendment to the US Constitution¬†which prevented any US citizen from being denied the right to vote based on their sex.

Lee is a freelance writer with a keen interest in history and science.