The modern movement for women's suffrage, or the right for women to vote and run for office, began in France in the 1780s, but it wasn't until World War I that the women's right to vote really became widespread. American women won the vote in 1920, and British women won equal voting rights in 1928. Here Mrs. Norman Whitehouse made a suffrage speech in 1913.
Women's Suffrage in US, 1913
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