During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform, and it was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best. This movement was occurred in New York that has a huge impact on the whole United States.
Before the Women’s Suffrage Movement started, women didn’t have many rights. African-American women and slaves had less rights. They didn’t have legal protection; some didn’t even get the right to raise their own child. Other women had more rights, but not as many as men. They weren’t able to go to college, they had to work at home, weren’t allowed to have strong public opinions, some were sold or even forced into marriage so their family could get more money. It was a slow-developing but nation-wide movement led by women, produced the Women Suffrage Movement and eventually, the right to vote.
One good thing about being an American is everyone’s right to vote. For Women prior to the 1920’s that was not the case. A woman’s right to vote would have to be passed into law under the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment was introduced to Congress in 1878, but was not ratified until 1920 (National Achieves). For over 40 years women would have to rally together and publicly protest just for the right to vote. Women protesting and speaking out was considered very unladylike at the time (Rampton). This hard earned victory proved what women can do when organized and became a chronological landmark for the beginning of Women’s Liberation
Six well-bred women stood before a judge in the Washington D.C. police court on June 27, 1917. Not thieves, not drunks, not prostitutes, like the usual attendants there. They included a university student, an author of nursing books, a prominent campaign organizer, and 2 former school teachers. All were educated accomplished and unacquainted with criminal activity, but on that day they stood in a court of law with their alleged offense, “Obstructing traffic”. What they had actually done was stand quietly in front of the White House holding banners, urging president Woodrow Wilson to add one sentence to the constitution: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any account of sex”. The debate over Women’s Suffrage stretched from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s, as women struggled to gain a voice in politics.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, American society began to focus on the welfare of minority groups. Women’s suffrage and abolition were rooted as deeply as the history of America, but asylum and prison reform sprouted with the Second Great Awakening, a movement that occurred in the early 1800s. The Second Great Awakening was led by religious leaders who advocated for changes in American society through the unity of the American people (Doc. Due to the Second Great Awakening, reform movements were established between 1825 and 1850 in order to represent the changes the people sought for in the issues of slavery, suffrage, and asylum and prison reform. The social aspect of the abolition movement led to the visible democratic changes in society and politics.
For decade women have been discriminated by society, all around the world. In many countries women are still treated as the inferior sex. “daily life for women in the early 1800s in Europe(Britain), was that of many obligations and few choices. Some even compare the conditions of women in time as a form of slavery.” (Smith, Kelley. "Lives of Women in the Early 1800s." Lives of Women in the Early 1800s. N.p., 2002.) Women have always been expected to find a husband, get marry and have children and nothing less was expected of them. Women during decades ago and even today in 2017, many women live by the norm that if you don’t get marry you’re a dishonor/disgrace to the family. Many men treated women as objects and without a doubt not as equals.
The impact women’s right to vote had on economic growth in the U.S, as women in integrated into the labour force from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.
Have you ever thought about women 's rights and equality? It’s not as pretty or memorable as you think it is. But just like Shirley Chisholm said “at present, our country need’s womens idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” Which is true but back then it certainly wasn’t. Let me take you way back to when women and men were not equal, and when men had more power over women.
Although feminism continues to be non-monolithic and contentious, it has made several progress and created new worlds of possibility for working women, education, empowerment and even arts. For many, feminist movement is about giving women liberty, equal opportunity and control over their own destiny.
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. With determination and the passion burning within them, women and African Americans alike, had reached the right for suffrage.
The 1960-70’s was the height of the Civil Rights Movement. African Americans were dedicated to gaining liberties which only whites could exercise freely, and did this was done through peaceful as well as violent means of protest. Individuals such as Martin Luther King protested by means of preaching peace and utilizing nonviolent actions against whites while others such as Malcolm x and elijah muhammad resorted to not only violence, yet separatism to protest and show their urge to gain civil Liberties. Though, both methods of protest were aimed towards the same goal, only one was to be influential and bring about the change that African Americans desire.
This movement not only involved with white suffragists, but also with the black suffragists; the whole event was concentrating on sex and racial equality.
The woman’s suffrage movement of the 1800s and early 1900s as well as the civil rights movements of the 1950s and the 1960s, even though they were made up of a multi-ethnic group of people, the two movements actually had multiple of similarities such as the same goals and concerns. Both group felt appressed by society and both groups demanded basic freedoms and equal opportunities. As both groups sough to have their demand met, other issues became the major national focus.
Women in Latin America were viewed as the stereotypical housewives, as their only duty was to take care of their household and children. Their purpose in life was to direct man on the path of virtue and purify his soul with love. Latin men viewed women as the weaker sex. This was all due to the effect of Spanish colonialism of how men viewed women in Latin America. Under the Catholic Church rule, women had to be pure and accept the life that was chosen and given to them just like the Virgin Mary. Women are expected to be good wives and mothers, which typically includes self-sacrifice and putting one’s family and its survival above all else . Also, not only did Spanish colonialism influence the way women are viewed in Latin America, but it also helped rise up of women’s right in Latin America. However, the newly independent of Latin American citizens were not yet given full rights, including the women. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the suffragette movement began to break out in all over the world due to European and American influence. Women in Latin America were suppressed, and they had enough of it. They sought greater personal freedom, opportunities, and equal rights between both sexes. In this essay, I argue that women in Latin America did not have any rights, which made them sympathetic and want to follow women suffrage ideas from the United States and Europe that was already happening. The Suffragette movement
Following the Gilded Age in the United States, (U.S.) where prices were high, working salary was low, political corruption was everywhere, child labor was brutal and women were suffering, came the period in history called the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was a period of social activism and political reform that grew immensely from the 1890s to the 1920s to fix these problems. Although not every part of this progressive movement made big impacts, reformers and the federal government were mildly successful in bringing reform at a national level to correct some injustices such as working conditions, political corruption, child labor laws and women 's suffrage in American life.