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Seeing, then, what must be the infinite diversity in human character, we can in a measure appreciate the loss to a nation when any large class of the people is uneducated and unrepresented in the government. We ask for the complete development of every individual, first, for his own benefit and happiness. In fitting out an army we give each soldier his own knapsack, arms, powder, his blanket, cup, knife, fork and 43 Granting Women the Right to Vote spoon. We provide alike for all their individual necessities, then each man bears his own burden.

House Committee on the Judiciary and to the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage. ” In it she argues for the need for all human beings, both men and women, to develop fully as individuals—that is, to pursue a complete education and to develop the skills necessary for self-sufficiency. ” She asserts that no person can take on the rights and responsibilities of another, and therefore all individuals must be endowed with full political, religious, and social rights. Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869 with Susan B.

We were so terrified we 56 Historical Background on the Nineteenth Amendment kept very still. Mrs. Lewis was not unconscious; she was only stunned. But Mrs. Cosu was desperately ill as the night wore on. She had a bad heart attack, and then vomiting. We called and called. We asked them to send our doctor because we thought she was dying; there was a woman guard and a man in the corridor, but they paid no attention. A cold wind blew in on us from the outside, and we all lay there shivering and only half conscious until early morning.

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