However, NWP focused on gaining women the right to vote. NWP is historical significant because helped with confirmation of Nineteenth Amendment, which excluded states from making legal decisions based on sex. For example, job hiring, interviews, and politics. Both, NWSA and NWP worked towards women’s suffrage; however, each focused on different aspects on the
She studied at Johnstown Academy and Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary, where it led her to use her skills to organize America’s first woman’s rights convention. Like most women in the U.S., Stanton got married to Henry B. Stanton, who was an anti-slavery abolitionist. Also, she was one of the few women that had a husband that supported her to pursue her goal actively. Her husband’s role in the social reform movement was what motivated her to seek her role in society. She was a representation of what was a feminist because even though she was a married woman she did not take off her maiden name and that action itself shows how bold she was to stress the significance of a woman should be in the
After completing the mock Congress simulation, I obtained a greater understanding in how a bill becomes a law in addition to the factors that may prevent its passage. The diversity of roles that students were assigned as representatives offered a glimpse into how complex the legislative process really is. Bills are passed with the near universal intent of positively impacting the American people. However, this impact may not be universally distributed across demographics and in some cases it can hurt the constituents that one represents. With so many agendas, public and private, clashing and coinciding with each other in Congress, even the smallest of bills require a massive collective effort to become law.
This book also had positive and negative points. For example, a positive point is how women were trying to become independent, as well as gain their individual rights. “In a lengthy series of resolutions, Cady Stanton and the others called for an end to all discrimination based on sex. Cady Stanton’s appropriation of the Declaration of Independence was a brilliant propagandistic stroke.” (Banner 40-41) In the attempt of gaining their rights, Cady Stanton and other women gathered the strength to speak demand their suffrage. “She proposed that the Declaration of Sentiments demand suffrage for women.
During the Cold War era women desired equal participation in the country both foreign and domestic but felt that their unfair treatment in the government and industry was “in itself a deterrent to the aspirations of women (270). The National Organization for Women worked “toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes” (268). The lack of women in the war room displays both the gender inequality in government decision making and possibly the effect of women’s ambitions being ruined by the messages sent by people like Turgidson. The women’s rights movement gained traction as the Cold War incubated several other anxiety driven movements throughout 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.
Women in the 1960s were expected to follow one career path: marry in their early 20s, start a family, and devote her life to looking after the family. Although the feminist movement focused on equality for both sexes, women were still expected to fulfill that destiny. The feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s focused on dismantling workplace inequality. This included unfair salaries and better job opportunities for women via anti-discrimination laws. The movement resulted in new laws which were created to stop discrimination The Equal Employment Commission, established due to this movement, gave women the opportunity to gain jobs in every part of the United States.
Alice made many other strides towards equal rights like getting the women’s party to fight on a national level not at the state level. This is why we have named her an equal right activist, but how can you call someone who blatantly excluded groups of people an equal rights
This is because by stepping into social reforms women were bypassing the gender barrier set up by the Seneca Falls Convention. Women altered the inferior mindset they had lived with for the larger part of their lives. Currently women in the United States have what is believed to be equality. There is a woman running for president!! Without the tenacity and will of 19th century women's rights reformers, america could very well still view women as inferior.
Americans strive to fight for what is right. Americans who vote will vote for the candidate who shares the same political views as the voter. It is fascinating how unconsciously Americans, as voters, oftentimes forget to take the time to contemplate why the candidate that shares the same views as us is right. Political parties have led us as a nation through dark times, such as the Great Depression, they serve as a vital lifeline for our government. Without any political parties there would be not representation, voting would become exceedingly complicated than it should be, our government would change entirely.
Immigration reform is a complex problem that people have passionate and opposing views on. Due to this, leaders such as Obama in this case must find new solutions to aim to please as many people as possible. His administration had been detaining the immigrants because there has been mass call to decrease illegal immigration in politics. However, a federal court has issued the department of homeland security to release the families from the detention centers. This leaves another problem, what should America do with these people?
The article, “The Antifederalists Were Right”, Mises Daily, September 27, 2006 by Gary Galles examines Anti-Federalists’ predictions and if we don’t limit of the federal government it will lead to corruption of power. The Anti-Federalist believed that ratifying the U.S Constitution will create an overbearing central government. Even though the Anti-Federalist lost the debate and was overlooked, their predictions about the result of the Constitution turned out the be true. The Anti-Federalist suggested the Bill of Rights to let the people have rights, however the Constitution was too vague which leads to abuse of power. Some of the vague laws are the “general welfare” which lead to the override limits on delegated federal powers and creating
The Women’s Right Movement came to be due to the lack of voting rights, unfair wages, and unfair hours. They fought against the oppressive traditional social structures created in America. Their goals were to gain even voting rights for all women, to create laws to safeguard against unsafe hours and working conditions, protection against unfair wages, the end of domestic violence, the prohibition of alcohol, and the overall collapse of the oppressive social structure generated for women in
If an overwhelming 47% (a 16% net cushion) agree with the funding of a group, why would then go against the people you are meant to represent. Lastly, as citizens, those who should vote should use their power to find representatives that express their feelings properly. Unlike the colonists, we have the ability of proper representation and voter apathy is simply not a feasible solution in this day and age. So I believe a viable option includes a general push for women politicians and politicians properly representing the ideologies American’s
56). We can witness this phenomena in political campaigns where the voters obtain messages about the campaign from different sources. So, these very anti-immigration messages can either support the voters belief that US has a lot of illegal immigrants and the government should do something about it or make the voters feel that immigrants are not as bad as the media or politicians portray them to be. So, the biggest challenge for Donald Trump is to spread his message on immigration through any media source in such a way that it either strengthens the voter’s prior information about immigration or make them support strict immigration reform. This challenge, however, may not matter much because the voters are getting a constant exposure to news about immigration since he is always addressing the issue and there are always crime-related news in mainstream American media.