Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do.
Why did it take so long for America to allow women’s suffrage during the Progressive Era? Progressives in America did analyze and attempt to solve the unjust and unfair problems that emerged with the increasing number of immigrants, unregulated businesses, urban cities, and economic disparity. There was exploitation of people by the rich and powerful. Even though women contributed behind the scenes during wars and started to represent in work forces, there was still opposition towards their right to vote. At that time, men of the country probably had the notion that women were still not educated enough to be involved in politics.
In paragraph 11, the text states, “She appointed officials and advisors; dealt with the priests; appeared in public ceremonies first behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” This quote explains she was a good leader because she took all the responsibilities a pharaoh would take. Also in paragraph 12, the text states, “Egypt required a strong pharaoh to ensure maat. Hatshepsut could be that pharaoh—even if she did happen to be a woman.” This quote explains that Hatshepsut was a strong pharaoh because she was willing to take the responsibility a leader or pharaoh would do. In conclusion, Hatshepsut was a strong leader because she took the responsibility that any pharaoh would
DBQ Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in 1851-1852. The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a white abolitionist who believed in the anti-slavery movement. Her name was Harriet Beecher Stowe. From when Harriet Beecher Stowe was in her twenties she became familiar with stories about slaves and runaways passing through the area. She had hoped it would convince the South and the North that slavery was wrong, but sadly more people supported slavery then against.
She became the head of the Human Rights Commission. The article, Champion of Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), states that, “... she was influential in formulating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights..” (Chávez). She worked for what was right until her death in 1962. She wanted the right set forth in the Declaration to gain acceptance. President Truman gave her the title “ First Lady of the World” due to her great humanitarian achievements.
Milam were guiltless of killing Emmett Till, Mamie Till-Mobley was the one receiving hate mail. She stated that “it was the white murderers who felt they were being victimized.” Things shifted in history when in 1909, an organization founded by W.E.B. Du Bois was established. This organization was known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). They fought for racial equality as well as fighting discrimination in many court cases.
The lecture is a political text with a vigorous and impressive message. It has been noted as one of the ten greatest speeches of the 20th century according to the Guardian. As its own name stated, Mrs Pankhurst talked about the importance of the enfranchisement of women knowing that would be the only way to freedom. Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester, to politically active parents, she was introduced to the women's suffrage movement at a very
In the wake of the second Great Awakening in the early 1800’s, societal morals regarding slavery, lack of rights for women, the prison system, education, and other institutions were questioned. Unitarianism stressed salvation through good works, and both religious converts and transcendentalists initiated social reform movements in an attempt to improve the moral state of America. Two of these movements that included perhaps the most controversy and struggle included abolitionism and women’s rights. Although both the abolitionist and women’s rights movements were able to eventually create lasting societal and political change, the fact that only a small portion of the population had any democratic rights showed the initial weaknesses of American democracy. Initially it can be argued that both of these movements were successful because they achieved their goals of suffrage for black men in 1869 and all women in 1920.
Stanton's speeches did not cause an immediate change in the views of men in America but it started a revolution and made a difference. “Declarations of Sentiments and Resolutions” is “arguably the most significant document to call for the advancement of women in nineteenth-century America” (Knight). Despite the fact that women didn’t retain the right to vote until 72 years later, Stanton's Declaration of Sentiments was the first to publicize the issues that would be on the forefront of women's struggle to gain equality (Knight). Along with Stanton's “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, “Solitude of Self” made an enormous impact on the fight for women's equality. “The speech was a success with both the House and the Senate committees.
Toni Morrison in Operation: Spread the Effect of Racism Racism has been an ongoing issue in America since the 1600’s. While it continues to exist, the incidence and severity of oppressive racist behavior has been significantly reduced and continues to do so. There are many books, articles, TV shows, songs, and activist groups that highlight the damaging effects of racism; they emphasize how seemingly privileged the white majority have mistreated their fellow African-American countrymen. In two pieces that portray racism, The Bluest Eye and Home, writer Toni Morrison shows how the struggles of character’s past events, society’s standards and racial discrimination negatively influence the African-American community. Morrison does this in order
Her story is connected with her speech which shows her credibility. Anthony quoted the Constitution throughout her speech. She went on to say that Webster, Worcester, and Bouvier all defined a citizen as a person in the United States, entitled to vote and hold office. By quoting from the dictionary and other important documents she showed that she was a credible speaker. This was said to be one of her greatest speeches, on behalf of women’s suffrage.
(Jody) Paragraph 6: In our group we have decided that the single most important thing that happened in our decade was when Margret Sanger was the Nation’s most important birth control supporter in the early twelfth century. She was the most important because she had committed her life to make sure that all women had the availability to make a smart and informed decision on birth control. Also she helped to establish the first Planned Parenthood in the United States.
While reforms for women 's rights exposed such strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the nineteenth-century society,Abolition reform movements also revealed mostly the weakness of democracy in society.There were some groups that were ,arguably,interested in African American Abolition in consideration of the American Colonization society ,though they had no intention of granting them rights in this country;The Grimke sisters and Female anti-slavery society did recognize that both groups (Women and African Americans) deserved a voice in their society ,yet most of the brunt of abolitionist sentiment and abolition reform movements came from free African American abolitionists.There were at least fifty African American abolitionists societies created in the north that spreaded abolitionism through annual conventions featuring speakers like Frederick Douglas,Harriet Tubman,And Sojourner Truth ;And popular African American literature such as the wide spread pamphlet,Appeal to the colored citizens of the world Written by David Walker,that promoted slave rebellion,and the first African American newspaper titled Freedom 's journal. The most famous anti-slavery reformers group being the American Anti-Slavery society headed by William Lloyd Garrison who wrote the radical paper:Liberator, that spoke of slavery as sinful and needing to be abolished immediately,striking personally and morally into the hearts of those who read it through its revivalist style.Through Garrison and his
He didn 't like Lincoln 's hesitation to end slavery. Douglass also believed men fighting the war should be given the right to vote. That right was passed by Congress February 26, 1869 Allegedly, Mary Lincoln gives Fredrick Lincoln 's favorite walking stick. The Presidential Election of 1864 Douglass supported Fremont he didn 't feel like Lincoln supported the termination of slavery as much as he portrayed he did. "Though Mr. Lincoln shared prejudices of white fellow-countrymen against the Negro, it is hardly necessary to say that in his hearts of hearts he loathed and hated slavery" Douglass later became a statesman who fought for social reform and spoke on reconstruction several times all across the world.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, was the First Lady to President John F. Kennedy from 1961-1963 before his assassination. She inspired the world culturally and politically. Jackie Kennedy not only goes down in history for being a First Lady of the United States, but she was also a loyal wife, brave mother, fashion icon, successful editor, and a cultural inspiration. Before her marriage and time serving as First Lady to the United States, Jackie was very accomplished and grew up from a wealthy family. She was a multi-time national champion in horse riding, a ballerina, and an excellent student.