The Women's Suffrage Movement opened many doors for the women of American and allowed them to achieve a greater role in the society.
The suffrage movement created higher expectations for women. By the early twentieth century, women were able to attend college and to train for professions, although not in the same numbers as men. They began to enter male dominated professions like law, medicine, clergy and corporate. Also women initiated a bunch of new institutions. The Women's Suffrage movement allowed for women to secure their place in society and take a closer step to complete equality amongst the people of America.
In the aftermath of the Women's Suffrage Movement, women's economic roles increased in society. Since there was more educational opportunities for women it led more and more women to sense their potential for meaningful professional careers. Also women's salaries increased but not to the amount that men received. However, this still was a huge success for women because it was such a big step from what it had been before.
Resistance of giving women the right to vote began to burn down when the territorial legislature of Wyoming granted women the vote in 1869; it was the first permanent suffrage law in U.S. history. By the 1890s, several states had granted suffrage. When by 1913 there were 12 states, the National Woman's Party, led by Alice Paul, decided to harness the voting power of women in those states to push a suffrage resolution through Congress. The country's involvement in World War I required the support of women; this provided the suffragists their decisive fire power. When the U.S. entered the war in 1917, a woman suffrage amendment was submitted in the House of Representatives. By 1919, it had passed both houses of Congress and was soon ratified by the necessary 36 states. Finally, the women of America achieved justice when the 19th Amendment, also called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, became law in August 1920. The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation".
By comparing the effects of the Women's Suffrage Movement to the effects of the Women's Rights Movement we can infer that the economic and social effects were similar however the political effects were different. Economically and socially both movements gained women more rights/privileges. For instance, economically they achieved a greater variety in job choices and higher salaries. As for social, both movements were able to help society see women as strong, hardworking individuals. Politically the effects were different. The Women's Rights Movement granted women more political rights like property rights. Whereas the Women's Suffrage Movement achieved the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Even though both movements were generally striving for the same thing there were many differences between them.