Starting in the 1770's through the 1800's women were losing their right to vote in all the cities and states. They call it the women's suffrage because women had to go through so much to gain there rights back.
1787 - 1789
The Constitutional Convention cannot agree on any other nation voting rights standard so they leave it up to each individual state.
1867 - 1870
All states are required to recognize Black and White males as citizens
Gave all men the right to vote regardless of their race.
The Women Suffrage amendment was passed
1878 - 1884
A womes suffrage amendment is introduced in the united states Congress.