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.
On the 1920s the right to vote was not designated for women. At that time woman were considerate as child-like and incapable of independent thought. Society believed that women could not be counted on to vote responsibly, so they left women out of the Constitutional amendments that admitted voting rights to African American men. According to the article “Women who fought for the women’s rights”, Elizabeth Cady, Lucy Stone and Susan B. Anthony were important figures during the women’s rights. They organized
The 15th amendment, which allowed African-American males to vote, was successfully passed before the 19th amendment was. This actually helped the women’s suffrage movement, as it brought in African-American women who also wanted to vote. The National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) were the two main associations that discussed women's right to vote. These two groups were conjoined to form the National American Woman Suffrage Movement (NAWSA) after they had been defeated by Congress on the Senate floor. They had just begun to persuade states to allow women to vote, such as, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, and thought they had enough backup and support to make women voting, a national occurrence.
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
It was an enormous social change for women to take part in public decision making, and gave them a voice to abolish unjust laws. The suffragettes in Australia argued that they were intelligent enough to vote, that it was unfair for them to be taxed without representation, and that they were equal to men therefore should have equal rights. In contrary, the suffragettes’ opponents alleged that women already had indirect power through manipulating their husbands and father’s voting choices at the ballot box, that women were equal but different and that women could not fulfil the duties of citizenship therefore should not vote. The suffragettes encouraged people to sign their petition, as well as held meeting and debates in order to gain supporters. Women in Australia used civil methods of protest, and didn’t adapt the more radical methods used by suffragettes in other countries.
The women’s rights movement being an extensive movement helped women to occupy better jobs and higher positions “Increased access to leadership positions is an important achievement because – in terms of gender – the field is more level now: some women will be allies, some are not, but no one is excluded only for being a woman”. Today, women can choose to occupy the jobs that were once titled only for men and they have an equal employment opportunity “Because of workplace rights, women enjoy freedom to work in almost any position they choose. They join the armed forces, work as cab drivers, own businesses and become executives in large corporations” Women can now become ministers, juries, senates, and even the president “1975 — In Taylor v. Louisiana, the court denies states the right to exclude women from juries….1981 — Sandra Day O’Connor is appointed as the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice… 1997 — Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State. She is the first woman in this position.” The women’s rights movement encouraged women to fear nothing and to refuse to be a part of the crowd or go with the flow, but to act as individuals that have values and
Carrie was going to have to earn the support of Congress to get the amendment proposed. At this time there were only two states that allowed women to vote. Wyoming started to allow women to vote in 1890 and Colorado also allowed women to start voting in 1893. Besides those two states women had no rights towards voting until Carrie came around. It was known that most women activists followed the pacifist movement and disagreed on the United States entering WWI.
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex"--Nineteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution. Until the 1910s, most states did not give women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of the women 's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. On August 18, 1920, it appeared that Tennessee had ratified the amendment, the result of a change of vote by 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn at the insistence of his elderly mother, but those against the amendment managed to delay official ratification (www.archives.gov). Tennessee played a key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
But this didn't stop women from their hopes of getting this basic right. This lead to the National Woman’s Party which led campaigns in order to convince the senators that didn't vote for their cause. Until August 18, 1920, women didn't have the right to vote. That day the 19th Amendment, which stated that “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”, was ratified (Nineteenth Amendment).