She was influential in the women's suffrage movement. She was the first woman elected to Congress. She was the only Member of Congress to vote against the United State participation in both World War I and World War II. She is Jeannette Rankin and her life was one filled with social change and achievements of extraordinary proportion. Jeannette Rankin played a vital role in Montana’s history and women’s equality in America.
She went to practice in the U.S.A as Canada did not accept - Ontario was the first to allow women, who either owned property or whom were widowed, to vote - Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, and Emily murphy fought for suffrage in early 1990s - 1918- Robert Borden, the prime minister of the time, extended suffrage - 1919- women began to run for parliament - 1921- Canada’s first woman (Agnes MacPhail) of parliament, - was the only woman elected in 1921= the first federal election that women had the vote - She was a tough activist - founded the Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada= group working for women in the justice
Susan B. Anthony was born into a Quaker family, with the hope that everyone would one day be treated equal. She denied a chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman(Susan B. Anthony). From this point on, she knew that she needed to make a change. Susan B. Anthony, because of her intense work involving women 's’ rights, highly influenced all of the societies and beliefs that were yet to come. She employed a huge role in our history because of the fact that she advocated for women’s rights, for the integration of women in the workforce, and for the abolition of slavery.
Florence Kelley was a famous Progressive-Era social reformer known for her protective legislation on working women and children. From a young age, she committed herself to social reform like at Hull House in Chicago and also as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. She later helped start National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) who policy was “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The famous case of Muller V. Oregon showed Florence’s conquest to establish labor laws against working long hours and bad working conditions. This case paved a way into new ideas and eventually created the labor unions we have today Florence’s father, Congressman William Kelley, was a social activist who fought for the poor.
Jane Addams earns the title of the most important female reformer during the Progressive Era due to her many contributions to female activism. Addams created the Hull House directly in Chicago to improve the lives of poor immigrants and women. This was important because other reformers simply provided aid from afar, while workers in the Hull House and other settlement houses relocated in the areas with those in need. She realized that, although her social work was successful, government action was necessary to solve the problems related to health, housing, and income (Foner, 720). To solve these problems, the Hull House set in motion many different reforms in Chicago that eventually spread to places elsewhere (Foner, 720).
Marian Anderson was a driven African American singer. "We don't take colored" (Collins 106). Marian was deprived of singing in many places because of the color of her skin. She was always well behaved and never wanted conflict so she never would argue. Marian never gave up in her dream of becoming a singer. "She became the first black performer ever invited to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York" (Collins 111). Anderson spent a lot of her career traveling and performing across the United States.
Sanger’s movement was a stepping stone for many societal advances. “Sanger established the American Birth Control League, a precursor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and served as its president... Sanger started the National Committee of Federal Legislation for Birth Control” (“Margaret Sanger”). In her lifetime, Sanger got to see progress of women’s reproductive rights in America. Many laws have changed in order to accommodate the things she was working for.
Margaret Sanger was a nurse turned educator who opened the first US birth-control clinic. She was arrested for this, but eventually was legally allowed to open another clinic. Sangers made an enormous contribution to woman today. Her contributions allowed woman to gain some control over the decision of having children. She did this in a world where woman had very little rights.
To begin with, Emily Murphy is the most important woman in Canada as tha action she took to fight for the rights of women positively shaped and influenced Canada to be a superior and improved country given that she was the female magistrate who was part of the persons act and she passed the Dower Act. First of all, in an era where no such thing could have ever been dreamt of, Emily Murphy battled long to combat the discrimination of women by winning the Person's Case which thus influenced women across the nation to deem themselves valuable and able to influence Canada's prosperity. Emily Murphy struck waves amongst Canadian women with triumph in regards to the Persons Case. For instance, according to the Library and Archives of Canada, "Cairine Reay Mackay Wilson had the honour of being appointed Canada's first woman
Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln. Jane was determined to get a good education which she ended up getting. She went to Rockford sanitary for women which is now called Rockford University and she also studied to be a doctor but had to quit because she was hospitalised too many times. Being sick affected her life very much so when she got older she remedied her spinal defect with surgery.
Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony experienced a time with various social changes causing by the Industrial Revolution and the urbanization in the United States. From 1830 to 1850, a wave of revolutionary fervor throughout the European and the United States, giving rise to many liberals who wanted to create a new order.1 Growing up in a politically active family, Susan calculated advanced ideas and consciousness about the needs for women to be personally and economically independent. Susan B. Anthony is a pioneer reformer in the abolition of the slavery, the emancipation of women as well as their acquisition of the right to vote. She dedicated most of her life to strive for the equal right of women, in which she organized meetings and gave speeches
She was one of the first generation of women to attend college. After graduating she traveled to England. There she saw houses in the slums that were made to help educate and enable the poor to get better jobs. She thought bringing these houses to America could help Americans evolve and gain a more progressive way of thinking. When she came home she built the Hull House.
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society.
Canadian women have played an important role in our country. In the olden days they were not considered as ‘persons’ but as slaves of their husband. Their responsibilities were to look after their children, do house chores and etc. They had no freedom, rights or voices. But slowly after 1920, lives of women had changed drastically.
She at first presents this argument to the people that attended the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This speech slowly spread to the rest of the United states and she became one of the reasons child labor was restricted. Many people saw her as a great hero for helping the children that were working. Kelley presents all three rhetorical strategies: ethos, logos, and pathos.