This document written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, demanded social status equality as well as legal rights, and the right to vote. The successes of the Women’s Suffrage Movement was that the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. During this movement job opportunities were open to more women which also caused this movement to make working conditions better to work in and gave women a better paying wage. Women were also able to take birth control which worked on issues such as childbirth during the period. Although some failures during the movement were that men still did not see women as equal to them, and that they were incapable of owning property, this movement changed has changed the lives of women for the
I do agree, that the railroad and steamboat revolution the United States and both help the in the economy to grow. Also, creating many jobs for people to build the tracks for the railroads, and late 1850’s American railroad system was increasing. The Steamboat’s were the easier for people to travel long distance with the less time and also sending the cargo to different distance. I also agree that at the beginning the transportation was slower but as time went past the railroads and steamboats help the economy to grow. The railroad helped many farmers to transport their products to market in less time than before the railroad or steamboat.
The petitions were for anything from married women 's property rights, to just women 's suffrage petitions. During this time, the only issue that people paid attention to was slavery. I worked so hard to convince everybody that rights for women were in fact crucial.” “Throughout your life, how many associations, conventions, societies, etc., have you been a part of” Susan B. Anthony- “Oh my. This is a hard one. I have been a part of many.
Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony is a great woman in history, she was loved and hated by many people. She was an activist who fought for women’s rights, but she didn’t just fight for women, she fought for equal rights for the entire human race. She firmly believed in equality, that’s why I chose to write this paper on her. She is a great role model and inspiration to many women all over the world. So, take this journey with me through history.
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.
Beginning as early as the 1830s, women fought for fair wages, safe working conditions, reasonable hours, and regulation of child labor.⁷ Strikes lead by working women erupted in many cities where unsafe factory conditions were common, such as the New York Shirtwaist Strike of 1909. On November 24th, 20,000 female workers from the garment industry went on strike in New York, seeking “better wages, standardized work days, improved working conditions, and union representation.”⁸ Women’s strikes often highlighted the unfortunate child labor practices that took place in many mills, such as in the Lawrence, Massachusetts Bread and Roses Strike in 1912. One child from Lawrence reported to a Chicago newspaper that he was in the fifth grade and that he “wish[es] [he] could go on [in school], but of course it it [his] duty to help papa and mamma as soon as [he] can.”⁹ Women found child labor practices abusive and detrimental to the education of young children, and advocated for legislation like the Child Labor Amendment, proposed in 1924. The amendment would allow Congress the power to “limit, regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen years of age.”¹º Though it gained support from around the country, the amendment was ratified by only twenty eight of the thirty six states needed for it to be enacted and was not accepted. Women also rallied support for the Fair Labor Standards Act, which successfully passed in 1938.
She began to speak out on civil rights which caught many people's attention. "As the years passed she was sought out repeatedly as a dignified spokesperson for the civil rights movement"(Henderson 192). One of her famous quotes from her speeches was: "Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome"(women history). Rosa Parks started to be known as the female speaker of the civil rights movement.
Women in the Judiciary Women have endeared many struggles with equality and rights. And as we all know; women did not even receive the right to vote until the 19th Amendment in 1920. This was one of the first steps towards giving women equal rights. Many women over the years have devoted their lives to finding this equality for women; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for example, is one of these many women. Ginsburg has used her work in law and the US Supreme Court to not only defy stereotypes about women in power, but to make a change for women across the United States.
American Cinema has also opened up a new world for those, who were formally thought, to be behind a cooking stove or ironing board. American Cinema did more than just create jobs and movie stars for our leading ladies of our great nation. American Cinema let the nation see keys roles played by woman in the history of our country. The 1979 film, Norma Rae, helped put in perspective the involvement of women in our labor right movement and establishing unions for our workers. The 1980 film, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, was able to open many eyes to how important women were in our entry to World War II.
Although it would not fully flourish until after the turn of the 20th century, the reform agenda of social workers brought many middle-class women to the forefront of activism in the late 19th century” (Barnes, p. 3.2, 2014). The Hull House in Chicago, Illinois provided immigrants with education, and many female social workers taught at this house, and many others like it. This event helped women get out of the house, out of their social norm roles, and into the job force. It provided women with the confidence
For many years women in particular had to fight for gender equality which is still something we fight for today. In the late 1800s and early 1900s women came together to end one of the most controversial issues of that time; voting. Some prominent women figures that are known today helped shape women of our generation by helping this cause. With the passing of the 19 amendment (women suffrage) it led to dramatic changes in the political and economic systems. At this time men believed women belonged in the kitchen, but with the laws now changing it started to turn things around.