Women's Suffrage Movement has taught many students about the importance of gender equality and how women deserve the same rights and benefits that a man is given. Women in the 1900’s worked with abolitionist to get their rights they deserved. Susan B. Anthony, a major women’s rights activist, contributed a role in this movement as well as Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Susan and Elizabeth both teamed up and created the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Recalling the time, in 1920, however, many organizations related to rights of women and fighting for their rights joined hands together and formed a committee called the Women's Joint Congressional Committee to refine the laws related to women empowerment and equal voting rights to women. This helped to build a strong social status of women and helped them to live in society with dignity. The committee succeeded in bringing many legislations related to women upfront like plans related to mothers, educational facilities for women, laws for curbing child labor and the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921, which provided federal funds to a number of states for introducing and improving health programs for the benefit of children and
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.
As part of the movement, in 1913, Pankhurst carried her appeal to the United States, where she delivered her famous speech Why Are We Militant. Therein, she expressed her ideas about women 's suffrage. She gave a talk to encourage American men and women to give political rights to women. In her speech, she states that both men and women are created equal and as a result of this equality women should have political rights too. Throughout her speech she emphasizes the discrimination against women, using the right to vote, the roles in marriage, and unequal wages as her evidence.
All these women came from different social, economic and socio-political background. Harriet Taylor Mill was given the opportunity to lay the foundation for feminism, while hiding under her husband’s wing, she was a relatively middle to high class individual who focused on issues that women like her faced. She believed that equality was simply based on equal opportunity for both sexes simply based on skill not gender, as both could do things equally well. Gloria Feltd argued and fought for women’s reproductive rights, as she was a teenage mother herself. She just as Taylor Mill had a middle to high class background, she believed among other things that equality would come with reproductive rights for all.
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.
This progression of manufacturing led to a larger middle class, as people found the desire to buy luxury goods for themselves once again, leading to economic enhancement. Nationalism was further highlighted by the Tariff of 1816 - the first tariff in American history, which was instituted primarily for protection, not revenue (Borneman 261). The expansion of industrialization as a result of this enlarged middle class demonstrated America’s need to expand their self-sufficiency; because before the war, America greatly relied on foreign countries. The War of 1812 revealed the necessity for a better transportation system, economic independence, and independent markets, all of which came to fruition as a result of the
Securing basic rights such as the right to work, vote, and participate in the public sphere were the essential goals of this generation. The early feminist movement ended with the 19th amendment and new issues of equal pay, birth control, and equal treatment were the introduced in the mid-twentieth century. Despite their downfalls, “…this generation of women… led the way in demanding that white women be treated differently than they had in the past” (Burge,
Universal suffrage in the United States and England was realized at two different intervals: the United States in 1920 and England in 1928. Their self-proclaimed leaders, Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, both shared similar goals for female equality yet each differed ideologically on the specific rights women were to obtain and how they were to make use of such rights. This is best expressed in three documents: “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” (1848) and “The Solitude of Self” (1892) both by Stanton, and the Suffrage Speech at the Old Bailey (1912) given by Pankhurst. While Pankhurst was militant in her push for the English parliament (and public) to be more open to the discussion of women’s rights. Stanton was more
Freedom meant political representation and access to political decision-making. By achieving the right to vote, women became able to get rid of corrupt leaders, develop new legislation to eliminate discriminatory laws and elect trustworthy political leaders who share similar interests. For African American women, freedom meant the abolition of slavery and segregation. They were denied access to certain jobs and faced several obstacles in their struggle for equality. In conclusion, the political action of women in the progressive era played a key role in the fight for democracy and freedom.