The Women’s Suffrage Movement lasted for over 70 years. Major contributors fought for women’s rights on state-to-state and national level. Well-known contributors include Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Julia Ward Howe. While these women originally formed two groups that opposed each other, they eventually joined to create the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). Not long after the NWSA was formed, Western states began to grant women the right to vote. However, the Eastern and Southern states resisted.