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Flyer from the National Woman's Party with the Seneca Falls Resolutions
A flyer from the National Woman's Party demands equality for all women

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Second Day of Seneca Falls Convention
July 20, 1848

The fight for women's equal rights was a long, hard battle. After the signing of "The Declaration of Rights and Sentiments" in 1848, it took 72 years of organized struggle before most women won the right to vote when the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed in 1920. (In some states, women had the right to vote in state and federal elections before passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.) How far have women come since then?
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