“The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) as a nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping women use their newly established right to vote to influence the public policy arena” (Shulte 1). Though women had gotten the right to vote their fight was not over, they still had much to do. The League of Women Voters opted to become a government organization that focused on the issues of all citizens instead of just women (Shulte 1). Women were not the only people that needed a step up in the world and the League tried to help all of the minorities. Gender provided a useful category for the League’s member activism in the mid-twentieth century.
African Americans and many other minority groups were not able to benefit from the reforms in such a way that the white, working middle class would be able to. Even though various issues were becoming regulated by the Progressive reformers, African Americans were still segregated and had difficult times trying to vote due to the Jim Crow laws enforced until 1965. Another failure of the Progressive movement would have to deal with the vast number of people who made up the group of Progressive reformers. With so many different ideas being disputed between the people, many of these reformers fought for contradicting reasons leading to no progress in trying to solve the
The same year slavery was abolished, The Black Codes were created. These laws oppressed black people and restricted their freedom. Because of the poor treating of African Americans and the Black Codes, The Reconstruction period was a failure. Some people were very unhappy when slavery was abolished. Southerners were frustrated that their property would be taken from them and turned into citizens.
They also want higher taxes to pay for their “programs”. Because of all these different groups there are different views on what is the best way to rule, conflicting philosophies. This is the main cause for the failure of the revolutions of 1848. In all societies there are conservatives, moderates, and radicals. The government bases their “party” off of the moderate’s votes.
The Progressive era became an iconic time that would not exist if the U.S. was not a democracy. Individuals became empowered to change after seeing all the problems that industrialization created. Progressive era reformers in the late 19th to the early 20th century believed in constructing a new order to improve American welfare. During the progressive movement many progressives such as Robert F. La Follete and Jane Addams sought to generate reform for fairness and to enhance moral values. As a civic duty, progressives such as W.E.B Du Bois fought against the racial injustice in America as well as establish a new order to create a more virtuous society.
She wants a future where women can marry who they want and not be ruled over by men. Marie De France is scornful at the fact that the queen must be disloyal to her husband as she is not truly in love with him. I believe that Marie De France wrote her lais in a hope that one day her audience will understand and start to accept women into being in more influential roles; she wishes that she can influence women to want to become powerful and have more of a say in their future and who they will marry. Her lais seem to want a change to come by mocking how social order is in her time, pushing forward the idea of finding true love, and forcing the idea of giving women their own mind and love whoever they
But you can’t forget the NAACP was not always this perfect group the you always hear about, they also faced a lot of negativity and also influenced in negative ways you would want to know. The NAACP impacted a lot of african american lives around the united states. They helped african americans be looked at differently in the world then what they used to be seen as in the old days. Without Civil Rights and fighting against anti-black activist america would be the same as it use to be , when whites owned slaves, and made african americans work long hours n heat for little money. The NAACP changed lives and helped african americans not be view certain way.
This story also portrays real life issues that people had face and currently face in their life. Some of the social issues are culture, race, family, poverty, sports, and responsibility. At the end all of the issues end up being connected to race, the race caused poverty, it made the father felt more responsible and overbearing, and it prevented blacks from participating in sports, just to name a few. The two themes I chose from the story was race and poverty. Race like I stated was throughout the whole story, it holds Troy back in his job and it showed that because of race people were treated badly in public places.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”, was ratified (Nineteenth Amendment). But this doesn't always mean they actually always let women vote, there are loopholes for everything especially if a government is corrupt. Along with this dramatic change, women as a whole started to change. In Social Trends in the 1920s: Overview it states, “Finally, greater numbers of working-class women worked outside the home in factories, stores, and offices, and growing numbers of middle-class women attended college and entered professional careers.” Which probably gave women more of an advantage in life because they were proving the dominant sex wrong. Women
Women played and very important role in helping pass state and federal laws that regulated everything from conditions of woman and child labor to outlawing the manufacturing and selling of alcohol. The women’s suffrage movement was one of the largest reform movements of the time. At the time many critics felt that it was a very radical movement but by 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified and which granted women the right to vote. The progressive era also had a significant impact on African Americans of the time. They faced greater obstacles than any