“The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) as a nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping women use their newly established right to vote to influence the public policy arena” (Shulte 1). Though women had gotten the right to vote their fight was not over, they still had much to do. The League of Women Voters opted to become a government organization that focused on the issues of all citizens instead of just women (Shulte 1). Women were not the only people that needed a step up in the world and the League tried to help all of the minorities. Gender provided a useful category for the League’s member activism in the mid-twentieth century.
After protesting in front of the White House, the president decided to support women's suffrage. Soon Congress passed the amendment. Once they passed the amendment, it was the state's decision on whether or not they wanted to ratify it. Finally in 1920, women won the right to vote. Paul was still not satisfied, she spent the rest of her life working on a new Constitutional Amendment, known as the Equal Rights Amendment.
When some countries granted national-level voting rights to its female citizens, other countries soon followed. On the other hand, many other countries did not give women the right to vote until much later. The United States gained fame from having the first woman's rights convention in the world. It was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott who were both members of the abolitionist movement in England. They both met at an Anti-Slavery Convention.
"…with links to the Democratic Party and the labor movement, A Women 's Henry George Society, and a female wing of William Randolph Hearst 's Independence League." (Dubois 189) This quote presents several of representatives that women had done to the whole society. Women Suffrage Movement did not end at 1912, but this year was the most significant breakthrough through the whole event. For the first time of the national party in United States, Republican Party adopted a women’s suffrage plank. “The favorable Minority Report meant that some of the leaders of the Republican Party supported women 's rights claims on the Constitution.” (Dubois, 124) Dubois suggested that Republican Party somewhat support women’s rights, even though they did not began their action
Constrained rights to cast votes were first obtained by women in western states of the United States, Sweden, Iceland and Finland in the late 19th century. Associations both at national and global levels were framed to arrange endeavors to get their rights of casting votes, in particular the International Woman Suffrage Alliance which was formed in 1904, and also worked towards a realizing an equal society where women would get same treatment as men. The women wanted to have a say in the government that they believed they greatly supported through
Before August 18th, 1920, only men could vote in the United States. One person that helped to right this wrong was Carrie Chapman Catt. In Carrie Chapman Catt’s address to Congress on women’s suffrage, she uses logos, pathos, and other rhetorical devices to convince Congress to give women more rights. One tool that helps make this speech as effective as it is is logos. She demonstrates logos when introducing the second reason as to why women’s suffrage is inevitable.
She helped women get rights so the 19th amendment was made, it granted women the right to vote. Elizabeth Stanton wanted women to have rights. She couldn’t do this alone. She partnered up with Anthony to get a better chance of getting women rights. This is why women can vote today.
Beginning her career as a national women’s rights activist in 1890, she was asked to address Congress about the proposed suffrage amendment shortly after two years. To urge the arrogant politicians to pass the women’s suffrage amendment to the Constitution, Chapman Catt not only induces fear and culpability in them, but the language she employs also establishes herself as a credible individual by aligning with respected figures and emulating the politicians’ style of speech. Chapman Catt establishes herself as a credible individual by aligning with respected figures. Premising from the beginning of her address, she alludes to the cause of the American revolution, and the government’s power coming “from the consent” of the people as the two “fundamental principles” that “anchor” the liberty of the United States (39-40). This aligns her with the American ideals that founded the country.
But this didn't stop women from their hopes of getting this basic right. This lead to the National Woman’s Party which led campaigns in order to convince the senators that didn't vote for their cause. Until August 18, 1920, women didn't have the right to vote. That day the 19th Amendment, which stated that “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”, was ratified (Nineteenth Amendment).
In addition, the recall allowed voters to get rid of public officials from elected positions by having them run in another election before their time was up if enough voters wanted it. Direct election was another great thing in politics during the Progressive Era because it made way for the 17th amendment so it helped Americans have a say in politics. Eventually women had their own reform too; the National American Suffrage Association formed by Elizabeth C. Stanton and Susan B. Anthony one of the leaders of women suffrage. Both women were able to pave the way for the 19th Amendment giving women to right to vote in
Women have always wanted equal rights and fought to gain equality. On August 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified into the Constitution. The 19th amendment stated that no one will be denied the right to vote based on your sex. This changed everything for the women in the US. Women everywhere started to work more and started to rely less on men.
Through years of gender inequality throughout the nation, one of the most important causes for women was when they received the right to vote, as it allowed them to have a voice within the country. While looking throughout the fight for Women’s Suffrage, many would say that it ultimately ended on August 26, 1920- when the 19th Amendment was officially ratified. Although this seems accurate, many others would say that the fight ended when the Supreme Court 's ruling ultimately established the Nineteenth Amendment. This is best shown by the ratification of the 19th amendment, Leser v. Garnett, and the overall process to reach the final ruling during the case. In order to properly understand the importance of Leser v. Garnett (1922) 42 Sup.
Suffrage means to have the right to vote in political elections. This concept is an ideal meaning for women throughout history, especially for the women population between late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Women suffrage commenced at the Seneca Falls, which later on had escalated to Unions, then led to the 15th and 19th amendment. Of course, the men of that time had belittled the women who believed that they were more than merely the traditional mothers and wives. Although, suffrage is not only just for females, but to the Black population too; both males and females.
Minnie had finally achieved what she had spent so much time fighting for but this accomplishment was great and it was a milestone for women in the state of teas but it wasn’t enough for Minnie she set her sights out for something bigger and better which was an amendment that would grant women throughout America the right to vote. In order to achieve this Minnie made arrangements with United States Senator from Texas Morris Sheppard in 1917 for a conference in his Washington, D.C. office for women to state their perspectives on the proposed suffrage amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Minnie and NAWSA lobbyist Maud Wood Park, who would become the first president of the League of Women Voters, initiated a campaign for constituents to flood the offices of their representatives with telegrams in favor of passage. The United States House of Representatives passed the first version of the Nineteenth Amendment on January 10, 1918, but it failed in the United States Senate. This failure did not stop Minnie nor her supporters in fact it inspired them more.
According to the textbook, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the Woman Suffrage Association and started working towards getting the women the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Finally in 1920, the nineteenth amendment was presented and allowed the women in the United States the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. (2013). When thinking about how the women felt about not be able to speak up with voting situations is horrible. We are truly blessed that there were women who spoke their mind and changed the women’s lives for the