She became the head of the Human Rights Commission. The article, Champion of Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), states that, “... she was influential in formulating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights..” (Chávez). She worked for what was right until her death in 1962. She wanted the right set forth in the Declaration to gain acceptance. President Truman gave her the title “ First Lady of the World” due to her great humanitarian achievements.
"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things always have been done.... I defy the tyranny of precedent.” According to her writings, this quote by Clara Barton clarifies the fiber of her character. Evidently, Clara Burton amazingly possessed the right determination to impact the world. Clara, known as the Angel of the Battlefield, dedicated superb work in providing relief to wounded soldiers when the American Civil War began.
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The purpose of the speech was to pressure Congress into passing a legislation that would give women the right to vote in the United States of America.
This historical resource is an description of the life and career of Eleanor Roosevelt. The author’s goal was to provide a source of information and diversion of Eleanor Roosevelt and how she emerged as the most influential woman of her day largely because she was able to persuade and utilize the media. Beasley places Eleanor Roosevelt in the context of her efforts to broaden the role of First Lady, using the media (her press conferences, ‘’My Day’’ columns, radio programs) and shows how these efforts allowed Eleanor Roosevelt to reformulate herself as a person instead of being known as the ‘’First Lady.’’ Eleanor Roosevelt work was constituted and a unusual kind of personal journalism. It based on the value of her name and as a symbol
This speech was given on November 13th, 1913 by Emmeline Pankhurst, who has been called the mother of British suffragette movement, in Hartford, Connecticut. She was on a fundraising tour across the United States and it became her most famous talk. She addressed to an audience filled with men but also women such as Katherine Houghton Hepburn (mother of the movie star) who was also a leader of the American suffrage, an audience assembled by Connecticut Women's Suffrage Association. Pankhurst's intentions were to justify the aggressive tactics the movement had taken and to encourage women to join their forces, it was also known her aim was also to increase fundraising to go on fighting for their cause. The lecture is a political text with a vigorous and impressive message.
Her speech, “Freedom or Death,” outlines the necessity of her militant methodology. She defends her methods with an extensive use of metaphors and hypotheticals. She states that her explanations should not be necessary by pointing out the double standard between men and women. Her use of counterargument along with the aforementioned combine to strengthen and solidify her purpose to both inspire young American women and prove the effectiveness of her radical actions. In the year 1913, Emmeline Pankhurst went to Hartford, Connecticut to deliver a speech to American women, invigorating them to support the suffragettes’ cause in England.
The passage, “A Powerful Partnership”, is more successful in developing the contribution Elizabeth Cady Stanton made to the women’s rights movement in the 1800s than “The Birthplace of Women’s Rights”. Text two, “A Powerful Partnership”, applies figurative language to express Stanton’s skills as a devoter of women’s rights. Text two states that she had a way with a pen that caught people’s attention. This idiom communicates that her writing skills had a significant impact when conveying a message. Text one, “The Birthplace of Women’s Rights”, says Stanton argued the right to vote, but it doesn’t go on to say if this had an influence on people.
Throughout this time period women took a backseat in representing their on independence. The most liberating account I read was Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s’ “Declaration of Sentiments.” It stood out to me, because it was unique and remarkable just as any of the other women two women in the Women’s suffrage movement. Her creative use of the Declaration of Independence as her framework makes the letter similar. However, the only change would be historical context and how it could be used in different aspects. Freedom, and liberty are still talked about and held at the same pedestal that Stanton states throughout her document.
Skeptics may wonder: “What is so special about the fact that women are allowed to vote?” I believe that despite all controversial views this event was a huge shift for social change and future breakthrough in this area. For the American feminist movement such impetus was the successful story of the suffrage movement during the First World War, including the adoption of the 19th Amendment. The history of women’s struggle for their rights is very long and sometimes seems endless. “The Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries opened up job opportunities for women, released them from domestic confines and provided them with new social freedoms” (Repetto, 2010, p. 178).These improvements would be a platform for further achievements of women in public, including the
Born in 1810 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Margaret Fuller could easily be considered as one of the greatest American authors today. Her work supported greatly the authentic American literature she constantly tried to help people understand and construct. Along with numerous essays including her feminist essay Women in the 19th Century in 1845 which tremendously helped in the depiction of women in her society at that time, Fuller wrote a short essay entitled “American Literature; Its Position in the Present Time, and Prospects for the Future” in 1846. This essay mainly revolves around Fuller’s point of view on American literature and whether it really does exist and how it impacts the country as a whole. The essay could simply be seen as a
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.
Livia Drucilla was one of the most influential imperial women during and after the principates of her husband Augustus and son-in-law Tiberius. Even though the imperial women who followed such as Agrippina the Elder and Younger emulated her actions and also embodied the same role, Livia was the original first lady of Rome. The role of the women in the Julio-Claudian era was to legitimize and support the emperors as wives, mothers, and sisters. Livia was able to support both her husband Augustus’ new polices as well as have influence during the reign of Tiberius through her public works and associations with various goddesses. As a result of her noble family lineage, Livia’s public image functioned to legitimize Augustus’ rule as well as gain
In November, 2013, Barrack Obama bestowed a great honor to Gloria Steinem. She was acknowledged with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for paving a road for the equality and empowerment of women. Steinem stands as one of the cofounders of Ms. which is a women’s feminist magazine. Steinem’s life has been devoted whole heartily to fighting for women’s rights by means of writing, lecturing, and political activity. Her article relates to Women’s Studies 201 course, because she and her work references social feminism.
Her story is connected with her speech which shows her credibility. Anthony quoted the Constitution throughout her speech. She went on to say that Webster, Worcester, and Bouvier all defined a citizen as a person in the United States, entitled to vote and hold office. By quoting from the dictionary and other important documents she showed that she was a credible speaker. This was said to be one of her greatest speeches, on behalf of women’s suffrage.
According to Brent, “The painful and humiliating memory will haunt me to my dying day” Brent, A Perilous Passage in The Slave Girl’s Life). She regrets going against God’s words, but had to give away her purity in hopes of freedom. In reference to Welter, “Woman must preserve her virtue until marriage and marriage was necessary for her happiness. Yet marriage was, literally, an end to innocence” (Welter, 158). Not being able to live up to what the North had in mind for white womanhood, meant that she was deemed unworthy of happiness just for the fact she tried to free herself by giving up her virtue.