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National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA):
Founded in 1869, this association was lead by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The NWSA demanded equal education, equal job opportunities, and voting rights.
American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA):
Also founded in 1869, the AWSA was founded by Lucy Stone and her husband Henry Blackwell. Less radical than the NWSA, the AWSA supported limited suffrage in local elections with gradual advances. The National Woman Suffrage Association and American Woman Suffrage Association joined in 1890 to become the National Amercian Woman Suffrage Association. The NAWSA held conventions, held state-by-state campaigns, and distributed literature to promote their cause.


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