- from Protest in America
Suppose the people in your class or your group of friends need to make a decision. Everyone will have to go along with the decision even if they don’t agree with it.
That’s why the group will decide by voting, but, wait. Only people with brown hair have the right to vote, or only people wearing blue. Is that fair? Is that correct?
Your answer is probably no, it’s not. Yet, for many years, that was exactly the situation when it came to women and voting. For a long time, only men (first, only white men and then all men) had the right to vote. It wasn’t long before women started working to change that situation. That’s where women’s suffrage – women’s fight to win the vote – came in. . . and it started early in our history.