During the time period of August 18, 1920,  the 19th amendment of the United States constitution had allowed the freedom of women to vote. Before the 19th amendment many of the women didn’t have the same rights as men including voting rights. The women’s suffrage movement was held right after the Civil War and, was hard to get people to support for the women’s rights. The nineteenth amendment is identical to the fifteenth amendment except that the nineteenth amendment prohibits when people deny the suffrage based on your gender. The fifteenth amendment prohibits the denial of race, or color and that you cannot judge people on their race. The amendment had two sides, one side was where they decided for the equality of genders which were the supported of the 14th amendment. The opponents  were the ones who wanted racial equalities and not gender equality, they thought that women were the ones to do the housework. The impact the 19th amendment had in the country was that it was illegal to deny any gender to vote. The 19th amendment took place mainly in New York and Western states. The first state that had passed the amendment was Wisconsin and the last state that had passed the amendment was Tennessee.  Though not all women had the choice of voting after the 19th amendment, some colored women especially in the Southern states had the difficulty of voting. The first time many women had come to protest that they should have the rights to vote they had failed. Many people thought that the whole process o0f women fighting was a huge joke. Many Quakers for example supported all genders. Majority of the Quakers had known that women were humans and had the same rights as men so many of the Quakers were the ones who had protested during the early 19th century. People who didn’t want women to vote thought it was best for men and women to cooperate instead of competition on who they vote for. Many people also thought that many of the women didn’t care or did not want to vote because they had work to do at home. One women who fought for her independence was Mary Wollstonecraft who was born on April  27, 1759 and was a feminist. She wrote a book called A Vindication of the Rights of Women which was a piece of work that showed what women can do and that many women had the same rights as men. She wanted to show that women don’t have to be housewives but that they can also be certified to do many other things like working in many professions.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton who also wanted her rights was born on November 12, 1815 and was also a feminist. Stanton often traveled to different areas and began to give speeches and lectures on why women should have their own justice. One of her most read books were to educate people on women’s suffrage. The book was called History of Women Suffrage. The book was about how women should have the same equality with men. Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 180 was born into a Quaker family. Anthony was known for becoming the president of the National American Suffrage Association. During 182, Anthony even voted illegally and was charged with crime, she was fined with 100 dollars which she never ended up paying. Not only men opposed the idea of women voting but there was some women who did despise the fact that they should vote. Though many weren’t against the idea just because they felt like it,  there were reasons behind the idea of women having the rights they deserve. A few of the reasons were that the physical nature of women unfits them for direct competition with men. Many women just don’t want to vote because they feel like housework is more important than voting for a president. People also didn’t want the laws to change, they wanted the laws to stay the same because that’s what they were used to. Also because in some states the more women that vote than men means that the government will be placed under a petticoat rule. With the start of the Civil war going on many women put the movement on hold while they turned their attention to the division of the country. Following the war, many women also helped support the 15th amendment which was too grant Black people to vote. In the past the black community and the women’s suffrage movement had supported each other. When the 19th amendment had failed to give colored women the rights to vote, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and many other women decided that it was time to withdraw their support. Many women had wanted to help colored people get the rights they deserved. Many colored people saw this and decided to help support women and also get them to the top and help them vote. Many women though were lucky enough to vote before the 1920’s. Though there were only 15 states that actually allowed women to vote. In New Jersey for example a single woman who owns more than two hundred fifty dollars of property were given the chance to vote. Kentucky also had allowed women to vote in school elections though not all schools done this. Wyoming, was the leader in women’s suffrage though due to men outnumbering women six to one in the frontier territory which made Wyoming lose control of Women’s suffrage but they still supported it. An amendment that relates to the nineteenth amendment is the fifteenth amendment. The fifteenth amendment granted the rights for African Americans to vote. The 15th Amendment that had granted African-American men the right to vote, which was adopted into the U.S Constitution on March 30, 1870. In 1867, Congress passed a law having the former Confederate states to include colored male suffrage in their new state constitutions. Even though African

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