The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Beginning with the Woman's Rights Convention in 1848 it was on Aug. 18, 1920, that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified.

An illustration depicting Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaking during the first Woman's Rights Convention, held in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 19, 1848.
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