Paul was still not satisfied, she spent the rest of her life working on a new Constitutional Amendment, known as the Equal Rights Amendment. This Amendment’s goal was to make sure that every person would have rights and equal opportunities. Alice Paul’s She dedicated her time to think of others and their rights. Paul’s actions had a long lasting effect on history, and because of her, all American women now have a voice in politics. Without Alice Paul’s advocation towards the nineteenth amendment, the United States would not allow women to vote, and the nation would not have a woman candidate running for president.
Susan B. Anthony a famous women activist once said “The day may be approaching when the whole world with recognize women as the equal of men. “ The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war. In 1920, all women were given the right to vote. Divorce was made easier and they doubled due to women not willing to deal with their bad husbands. Women stopped doing what men wanted them do and started doing what they wanted, getting more rights and their own voices.
Friedan shocked the world by contradicting the role of what a housewife is supposed to do. She also called females to seek fulfillment of taking a job outside of the house. Friedan’s had such an impact on women that its credited for being the start of the “second wave” of the American feminist movement. Now women would take a stand for their equality right in America. The movement in the 1960s and 1970s was mainly focused on diminishing workplace inequality, such as wages and better jobs.
Which led to Alice to learn how to generate publicity. The knowledge Alice gained from being an activist was through arrests, force feedings, imprisonments, and hunger strikes. Alice’s motivation came from the way that we was raised and taught that women were equal to men and whiling growing up she learned how women are truly treated differently from women. The suffragist’s were jailed due to picketing outside the White House. The
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were leaders of the National American Women’s Suffrage Movement (NAWSA). Compared to other countries, the United States had fallen behind in giving women the vote. As Anthony and Stanton were getting older, they decided to pass some of their leadership responsibilities in NAWSA to people who were younger than they were. When the younger generation took over, they had three subjects they wanted to address. “The first was that women needed the vote to pass self-protection laws to guard against rapists and unsafe industrial work.
Constrained rights to cast votes were first obtained by women in western states of the United States, Sweden, Iceland and Finland in the late 19th century. Associations both at national and global levels were framed to arrange endeavors to get their rights of casting votes, in particular the International Woman Suffrage Alliance which was formed in 1904, and also worked towards a realizing an equal society where women would get same treatment as men. The women wanted to have a say in the government that they believed they greatly supported through
However, in the 1830s and 1840s some women got a chance to receive some freedom from the realms of the home. Early Antebellum America was characterized by prostitution, disease, crime, and violence. These problems afflicted pretty much the entire nation, but hit large cities like New York extremely hard. This made moral reform one of the most predominant movements during the Antebellum Era. In 1834, the New York Female Moral Reform Society was established under the leadership of Lydia A. Finney, the wife of Second Great Awakening revivalist Charles Finney.1 The New York Female Moral Reform Society’s main goal was to reform the prostitution problem in America.
Throughout history child labor has been a serious issue especially during the late 18th century. However in 1905, Florence Kelley argues in her speech that child labor needs to stop because it is inhuman. Florence Kelley was a United States social worker and reformer who fought successfully for child labor laws and improved conditions for working women. Florence Kelley believed that children should not be forced to work at such young age for such a long period of time. Kelley uses literary devices such as pathos, logos, ethos, and diction to express opposal to children working in factories.
The Harlem Renaissance was a time period where women flourished, and got a chance to be noticed. The Harlem Renaissance impacted women’s rights in the 1920’s by allowing women to take a stand by allowing women to be able to vote, and live the lifestyle they dreamed of. In the 1920’s, women gained the right to vote, women no longer faced domesticity, political issues, social issues, or lacked control over their lives. Women became the faces of magazines, the voices on radios, embracing new fashion, freedom, and ideas. Women showcased their talents.
The women began to notice that if they were trying to teach their family pure morals inside of the home and then continued to send their family into the dark and wretched world, they were only digressing. This new idea started what we now know as, the Public Sphere. Women felt that it was their jobs to fix problems for people such as slaves, widows, drunks and many other immoral groups (Ginzberg 10). The Public Sphere of women was simply the idea that the rest of our world needed to be reformed into a moral place to ensure that our families would be positively influenced. This change from the domestic sphere to the public sphere showed a change in women’s influence on religion and social aspects of the early American society.
However, in the mid to late 1800’s women did not count towards the progress of history, though proved to be essential in the field of industry. Nevertheless, women began to demand voting rights in the late 1800’s, in addition to Frances Willard’s example of political evolution, the organization of the "Woman’s Christian Temperance Union" formed in 1873 to curb the abuse of alcohol endorsed the women’s right to vote. Therefore, I agree that
Between the 1890s and World War One, reform efforts started taking place by the progressives. The progressives were not a single unified group and even had some contradicting goals. They were middle class urban dwellers and some were women. The progressives wanted to end prostitution, Americanize immigrants, antitrust legislation created, women’s suffrage, and the start of prohibition. An example of a group of progressive women who wanted to start prohibition is The Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
Being a young woman in America, I consider one of the greatest moments in time to be the years from early 1800s to 1920. This was a period in time where women fought not to just be in this world but to play a major part in its existence. However, to do this, they needed such things as the right to vote, own property, serve a jury, and even speak in public. This moment in time is recorded in our history books as the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America. This paper will take a look into some of the hurdles they had to leap at and important people who made major milestones along the way.
She began going to anti-slavery conferences leading to her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony was also involved in the temperance movement, revolving around completely stopping the production and consumption to all alcoholic beverages. While working with this Susan became inspired to fight for women 's rights. This inspired her so much because once she was refused the chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman. She then realized that if women wanted to be addressed in the political world she would need to make sure that all women would gain the right to vote.