The 15th Amendment did not guarantee federal voting rights to women. Why were the women so angry with this “slap in the face”?

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There are two main reasons why some women were angry with the 15th Amendment.

First, women had been working for suffrage for a bit over 20 years by the time the 15th Amendment was passed.  Ever since the Seneca Falls Conference in 1848, some women had been pushing for the vote and now they were to be denied it.  This was upsetting to them.

Second, this was made worse by the fact that so many of those who had pushed for abolition and black rights were women.  It made them angry that they had worked so hard and the people they were trying to help got more rights than they did.

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