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Carrie Burnham Argued for the Right to Vote
April 4, 1873

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania disagreed with Carrie Burnham, and she was denied the right to vote. But she was not the only woman fighting for her right. The woman suffrage movement started in the mid-19th century and progressed with leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The movement continued until 1920, when women of the U.S. finally won the right to vote after World War I. Do you know the names of other women who fought for this cause? As for Carrie Burnham, she died before gaining the right to vote, but not before becoming an attorney and winning admission to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.
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