Women’s right to vote (known as suffrage) was fought for for more than fifty years, until the Nineteenth Amendment become national law 100 years ago on August 26, 1920. The idea began to gather steam at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in New York, and then again two years later at the National Women’s Rights Convention in Massachusetts. In 1869, the first two national suffrage organizations were established. One led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the other by Lucy Stone. Years later in 1890, under Anthony’s leadership, the two competing organizations merged and became the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
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