The women’s suffrage movement paved the way for equal voting rights for all women throughout the twentieth century. Many strong and inspiring women fought for the rights that we now have today. One of them, including Alice Paul. Paul played a major role in pressuring Congress to pass the 19th amendment. Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America.
She extensively wrote against the evils of slavery but all her works had an element of the women. She was of the view that women must be given equal status as men. She herself was brought up in an atmosphere that encouraged equity between the genders and even after her marriage she was encouraged
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.
Many people believe that after winning the battle for woman suffrage, that equality for woman was won and there is no longer a need to worry. As amazing as that victory was for woman in America, there still remains a multitude of areas woman are still regarded inferior. As a society, we have come a long way since the days that Wollstonecraft was alive but as a whole, we are only as strong as our weakest length. Wollstonecraft argued: There must be more equality established in society, or morality will never gain ground, and the virtuous equality will not rest firmly even when founded on a rock, if one half of mankind are chained to its bottom by fate, for they will be continually undermining it through ignorance or
This now, guarantees all women the right to vote in America. Although women will probably never be completely equal to men in this world this is a huge leap for womankind. Women throughout the States are celebrating this great achievement. Some delegates have mocked women and have continued to believe that men should be the only ones allowed to vote and participate in government. This has only upset women more and has made the more powerful and passionate on the subject.
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.
Until the Civil war, she never stopped working for the American Anti-Slavery Society. But then she was more focused on pursuing women's rights. She started claiming the rights of both sexes and she established with her friend Stanton the American Equal Rights Association. In 1863 both Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton established the Women's Loyal National League to demand some constitution amendments in the United States. It was the first American Women’s organization for anti-slavery movement as it was the only political tool for women at that time.
We have not wrecked, nor corrupted legislature, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance. ’- Jane Addams.” (weebly.com). This quote showed how much she believed in equality for all, even for the smallest things. Addams also fought for the improvement of education and so everyone could get free education.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton dedicated her life to the woman’s rights and suffrage movements. In doing so, she spent a portion of her life delivering speeches to appeal for the equality of women. Although the audiences varied each time she gave a speech, when she resigned from her position as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1892 Stanton’s audience shaped her purpose, tone, and argument style of her speech. In her resignation speech, The Solitude of Self (Stanton, 1892), Stanton used the fundamental principles of government to appeal to an exclusively white male audience for the equality of women.
This meant she was seen as a huge feminist and wrote many books, said many speeches and led many strikes so women would be equal as men, “‘I do not believe that women are better than men. We have not wrecked, nor corrupted legislature, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance. ’- Jane Addams.” (weebly.com). This quote showed how much she believed in equality for all, even for the smallest things.
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.
Some of the 68 women that signed me are Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Stanton, and Amy Post also attended the convention. When Elizabeth Stanton, Lucretia Mott created me I was demanding women the right to vote, and that all men and women are equal and that women have to be treated like the others. Elizabeth C. Stanton read me at the Seneca Falls Convention on July 20th, 1848 and was also followed by the passage of 12 resolutions to women’s rights. The only resolution that I called for that did not pass which called for women’s suffrage (the right for women to vote), (which I was mad about).
Women’s Suffrage Movement If you had lived in the 1800s, would you have fought for Women’s Rights or would you have decided to be a bystander? Throughout history women have always been ruled by men. At the start of the 1800s, women would have had only one right and that was being a housewife. Although women had no rights, women later raised their voices in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
During the early to mid 1800s, the colonization of “Indians” and subordination of “women’s rights in the American society,” was very essential to those in authority. They were perceived as a mere means to an end by promises of a better life in exchange for “land and work.” Although locals complied, those in offices took advantage by using antagonistic tactics in achieving wealth, power, and ownership. However, these actions lead to “The First Seminole War, The Monroe Doctrine, Andrew Jackson’s leadership, The Indian Removal Act, The California Gold Rush, The Seneca Falls Convention, and the Birth of the Republican Party.” Although some Americans have been perceived as heroes, their actions have said otherwise about their character.
“I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony is considered by some as the founding mother of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Her goal: men and women treated equally under the eyes of the law and society. The 19th Amendment in 1920 would be the culmination event for this movement, but the winds of change began blowing in 1848.