Four years after Anna Howard Shaw gave her famous speech, "The Fundamental Principle of a Republic", women gained the right to vote everywhere in the United States. Suffragists, women’s rights activists in the early 20th century, worked to gain this fundamental right for years through speeches, protests, an events, but any bill that would bring progress to their movement had been shot down by the supreme court or other U.S government branches every time. Individual states granted some voting rights to women, but they would have only been able to vote in state elections previous to 1919. Anna Shaw was on the cutting edge of the suffragist’s
Females from all over America were waiting for more than a hundred years for the day that they can finally vote. A New York Times report said, “The half century struggle for women’s suffrage in the united states reached its climax at 8 o’clock this morning, when Bainbridge Colby, as a secretary of state, issued his proclamation announcing that the 19th amendment had become a part of the constitution of the United States.” Woodrow Wilson was president at the time and women stood outside his office protesting to have this right. Woodrow made a speech on this day saying “I for one believe that our safety in those questioning day, as well as our comprehension of matter that touch our society to the quick, will depend upon the direct and authorization participation of women in our counsels.”(Wilson) On this day women had hope to overcome this and give them a reason to know that they made the right decision on giving women the right to
During the years 1825-1850, in the United States, was the age of reform. A time where nationalism and pride grew in the hearts of the American people, that they struggled to bring back the true meaning upon which their country was built. Social, intellectual and religious reform movements in the United States during the years 1825-1850, caused the expansion of democratic ideals through the reformers and reform movements; such as the Women’s Rights Movement, Temperance Movement, Abolitionist Movement, Asylum Reform, Jail Reform, Transcendentalism and the Second Great Awakening, by introducing the idea in the increase of women’s rights, encouraging an abstinence from alcohol, abolishing slavery, improving the treatment of the mentally unstable,
Women's right activist, Carrie Catt, in her speech, “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, explains how woman suffrage in inevitable. Catt’s purpose is to convince Congress that it is time for woman suffrage. She adopts a confident tone , uses direct quotations, and appeals to logos in order to convince Congress that it is time for woman suffrage.
Elizabeth is very well known for empowering the first movement in pushing for society especially men recognize women as actual citizens. She is especially known for the speech she did in Seneca falls and her use of rhetorical devices to make sure she has people’s attention and show how serious she was about the subject. In Seneca Falls Keynote Address, Elizabeth Cady Stanton uses anaphora’s, metaphors and allusion to persuade the audience to show that women should be treated equally just like men and should be more appreciated. Due to this speech it started the whole revolution in making sure women would be granted more rights as American citizens.
Florence Kelly delivered a speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905. She used rhetorical analysis such as pathos, anaphora, and logos to enlist working men to vote for the reform of child labor laws.
She states that men and women are equal and should have the same rights and should not be treated differently than each other. This quote by Anna from the speech backs this point up, “Now I want to make this proposition, and I believe every man will accept it. Of course, he will if he is intelligent. Whenever a Republic prescribes the qualifications as applying equally to all the citizens of the Republic, when the Republic says in order to vote, a citizen must be twenty-one years of age, it applies to all alike, there is no discrimination against any race or sex”. (Shaw,4) Her preposition in this speech shows her passion and seriousness about the subject. In this speech her views and points of the speech are made very clear by explaining
For a very long time, the voting rights of the citizens have been a problem in the US. It started out with only men with land being able to vote, and then expanded to white men, and then to all men. However, women were never in the situation, they were disregarded and believed to not be worthy enough to have the same rights as men. They were essentially being treated as property, therefore having no rights. But, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she hits upon the point that women are just as righteous as men. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women 's rights activist, and in 1872 was arrested because she tried to vote and express her opinion in the presidential election. However, her decision was reasonable and she should not
Carrie Chapman Catt, an effective advocate for women 's rights, utilizes Ethos and Logos effective to craft a persuasive argument for the suffrage of women. In Catt’s speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Rights,” she utilizes Logos to gain support for women’s rights. She creates a compelling argument through her concession, repetition, and historical facts to back up what she says.
Susan B Anthony applies an allusion, pathos, and sentence structure to remind the audience that the federal constitution says “we the people” have these rights. At the time women weren’t given the same rights as men. When she talks about this Susan says, “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the union.” (Anthony,1) When Susan B Anthony alludes to the constitution it adds that feeling of ‘oh I should be doing this’ because, the constitution was our nation’s foundation. You instantly have part of you wanting to fight for the same cause as Susan B Anthony. In her speech she continues to say, “And it is a downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republic government -- the ballot.” (Anthony,1)
Susan B. Anthony, a woman who was arrested for illegally voting in the president election of 1872, in her “On Women's Right to Vote” speech, argues that women deserve to be treated as citizens of America and be able to vote and have all the rights that white males in America have. She begins by introducing her purpose, then provides evidence of how women are citizens of America, not just males by using the preamble of the Constitution, then goes on about the how this problem has became a big problem and occurs in every home in the nation, and finally states that women deserve rights because the discrimination against them is not valid because the laws and constitutions give rights to every CITIZEN in America. Anthony purpose is to make the woman of America realize that the treatment and limitations that hold them back are not correct because they are citizens and they deserve to be treated like one. She adopts a expressive and confident tone to encourage and light the hearts of American woman. To make her speech effective, she incorporates ethos in her speech to support her claims and reasons.
Work is required to earn the money to provide the necessities of life, but this duty should never be given to children. In her speech, Florence Kelley uses logos, pathos, and a shift to voting rights to build her argument of why child labor laws need to be enforced nationwide.
This speech was written before the Seneca Falls Convention, which took place in 1848. This convention was held when women were beginning to fight for the right to vote in America. The speeches and conventions surrounding this time are recorded
Imagine what the lives of women would be like if our world never evolved. Women would be staying home, not being able to seek what a professional job is, not being able to own property and much more. This would be truly discouraging, wouldn’t it? If this were the case for our society today, there would be a lot of uproar. Women would not be able to voice their opinions, which would have a lot of great ideas kept shut. However, on February 15, 1820, our world be blessed with a women that changed the women’s lives completely. Susan B. Anthony was just like any other girl brought up during this time period, but