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Women’s suffrage is the legal right of women to vote in a given country. In the U.S., women won the right to vote nationally in 1920. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a leading figure in the early women’s suffrage movement. She was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association from 1892- 1900. After the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, Stanton advocated that the 15th Amendment granted all citizens, including women, the right to vote. However, it took another 50 years for U.S. women to fully obtain this right.