Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony experienced a time with various social changes causing by the Industrial Revolution and the urbanization in the United States. From 1830 to 1850, a wave of revolutionary fervor throughout the European and the United States, giving rise to many liberals who wanted to create a new order.1 Growing up in a politically active family, Susan calculated advanced ideas and consciousness about the needs for women to be personally and economically independent. Susan B. Anthony is a pioneer reformer in the abolition of the slavery, the emancipation of women as well as their acquisition of the right to vote. She dedicated most of her life to strive for the equal right of women, in which she organized meetings and gave speeches
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. This movement 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.
Anthony taught at a female academy in Upstate New York. During the early phase of the civil war Anthony helped organized the Women’s National Loyal League, it urged the case of the emancipation. In 1868 Anthony became publisher, and Stanton editor, of a new periodical, revolution, originally financed by eccentric George Francis Train. In 1872 Susan B. Anthony launched an especially personal and dramatic bid for women’s
As political history specialist Richard J. Walton contends, “at a time when women were usually relegated in political campaigns to stamping envelopes and other such 'women 's work,’ the Progressive Party gave women substantive jobs and campaigned for broader women’s rights.” For instance, Wallace “included policies on women in the workforce in his campaign platform [...] and (their) ability to work both inside and outside of the home.” As well as advocating for women’s rights, Henry Wallace fought to break racial and ethnic barriers, at a time when racism was institutionalized in some parts of the country. In a speech delivered in New York City, on September 12th, 1946, Henry Wallace said, The price of peace - for us and for every nation in the world - is the price of giving up prejudice, hatred, fear and ignorance.... Hatred breeds hatred. The doctrine of racial superiority produces a desire to get even on the part of its victims. If we are to work for peace in the rest of the world, we here in the United States must eliminate racism from our unions, our business organizations, our educational institutions, and our employment practices. He believed that the feelings of pride and prejudice are what cripples humans.
(Lady Constance Lytton, 'Prisons and Prisoners ', William Heinneman, 1914, p.81) However, when introduced to The Suffragette Movement by Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, a treasurer for the WSPU, Lytton developed an interest in the movement and began to study the ‘Votes for Women’ papers to fully understand the movement. On the 28th January 1909 Lytton officially joined the WSPU and published a pamphlet, “No Votes for Women.”: A Reply To Some Recent Anti Suffrage Publications’(1909), in which she defended the right of women to vote. In February 1909, Lytton attended a deputation to the Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith. During this demonstration, Lytton was arrested for the first time. On the 25th of February Lytton was sentenced at Bow Street magistrates court to two months in Holloway Prison.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation presents “Tradition of Leadership® — Education to Enfranchisement and Enfranchisement to Employment,” a century of women’s history from 1870 to 1970. This journey through women’s history begins with women in higher education in the late 19th century and carries us through 1970 as women continued to make their mark in the workplace. Exhibit curator Edith Petersilia Mayo, curator emerita, is known for her work on the “From Parlor to Politics” exhibition and her reinterpretation of the “First Ladies” exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Exhibit designer and Columbus College of Art and Design graduate Doug Distel brings Mayo’s scripts to life with his bold designs and
In 1833, she was the only woman to speak at the American Anti-Slavery Society’s meeting in Philadelphia. She tested the language of the society’s constitution and fortified support when many delegates were doubtful. Just 4 days later, Mott and approximately 30 other black and white women founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, a place for women’s voices to be heard for the cause. Modeling their society after male organizations, the PFASS drafted a constitution and established an administrative body. Like other women’s auxiliaries they embarked on the traditional spectrum of activities: “the women raised funds for the Liberator and for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Anthony later became publisher of The Revolution, a periodical published in 1868 (Susan, Britannica). Anthony and Stanton were determined to have women’s rights, so they created a suffrage petition, and started getting signatures on the State and even National level (Biography). Many lectures were given by Anthony in her lifetime. The most that has ever happened was one-hundred in one year (On This Day). Anthony and Stanton must have been very determined to gain women’s suffrage rights!
Sanger’s movement was a stepping stone for many societal advances. “Sanger established the American Birth Control League, a precursor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and served as its president...Sanger started the National Committee of Federal Legislation for Birth Control” (“Margaret Sanger”). In her lifetime, Sanger got to see progress of women’s reproductive rights in America. Many laws have changed in order to accommodate the things she was working for. Margaret Sanger was faced with controversy but is still known for her legacy.
Finally, the Congress passed a law for women’s suffrage on June 4, 1919 which was ratified on August 18, 1920. The 19th amendment granted all American women the right to vote. Since then, women have had their opinion heard and labor conditions for children have had laws that limit the minimum age for legal labor. In conclusion, Florence Kelley uses The Story of An Hour to demonstrate in a short speech full of ethical, logical and emotional phrases, along with imagery, repetition and excellent diction, one of the diverse ways children have been used to the benefit of society while dismantling their lives throughout
At this convention, the delegates called for the right to vote, among other women 's rights. Many women suffrage associations started to develop. For example Susan B. Anthony, she was a pioneer crusader for the woman suffrage movement in the United States and president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was