The only possible way to describe Caterina Sforza is by making use of the words agitator, rebel, fighter, renegade, and unyielding. She was a woman of substantial strength, intelligence, and tenaciousness. Caterina would take charge and show unbelievable character despite her hard-as-nails attitude.
There were many people fighting for the rights of women for decades leading up to the women suffrage movement and the creation of The National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). In the year following the ratification of the 15th amendment, the NWSA sent a voting rights petition to the Senate and House of Representatives.