The women′s suffrage movement began before the civil war. Women were a great influence in US history. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton are two very well-known women who fought for women′s right to vote and equality. It took these powerful women around 68 years to give the woman the right to vote with the Nineteenth Amendment. These two women founded the National Woman Suffrage Association and had a lifelong friendship from the day they met to the last. The suffragist’s movement was the struggle for a woman to vote and run for office and is a part of women′s rights movement. Susan B. Anthony was inspired to fight for women’s right while campaigning against alcohol. She spent most of her life circulating petitions and traveling the world giving speeches about equal rights. Stanton was involved in an abolitionist movement, helped organized the first woman′s rights convention in 1848, and formed the Nation Women’s Loyal League with Susan B. Anthony in 1863. How did these two women play in gaining the passage of the 19th amendment? The NWSA supported the 15th amendment but feared it would not pass if it included woman the right to vote. The NWSA and The Collective Suffrage movement in 1978 gathered enough guidance to the lobby U.S Congress to a constitutional amendment. Congress responded by forming committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate to study and establish the issue, when it finally reached the Senate floor it in 1886 it was defeated. When the loss of the movements, the NWSA decided to go state by state and campaign for women′s right to vote. Woman finally had the right to vote in 1920.