During the 19th and 20th centuries Men reigned supreme. The lack of rights for women and poor people sparked protests and were the cause of the appearance of rights activists. Civil liberty issues in the American past have been resolved in the aspects of women’s rights and poor people’s rights but based on perceptions, little has been resolved.
The death of Inez Milholland greatly impacted the suffrage movement since she was one of the main forces behind it. The entire suffrage movement lost hope in their cause along with their inspiring leader. It seemed as though the campaign was over, especially once Wilson was reelected. Inez’s funeral consisted of virtually all women who felt as though they lost a “sister.” Alice Paul was one of the most affected, and she even began to question the purpose of suffrage in the first place. Before Inez’s death, she had asked Alice replace her, but Alice was too devastated to step up. Then she comes to the realization that Inez would have wanted them to continue to fight for freedom. As a result, the suffragists began protesting even more boldly
Sarah Grimke was an advocate for the abolition of slavery. She then began to defend women rights in order to further advance her main purpose of abolition. In her letters she argues against Catharine Beecher’s about the role of women and how they are subordinate to men. Her main arguments were against that women were not subordinate to men by gods rule. she says that god made them equal but then men created classes where they were higher ranked than women. She says that men denied them opportunities such as voting and others and forced women to become less valued than men. She also was very focused on getting rid of the term separate spheres. Her main points were that women and men have equal rights and women should be able to be involved in
In her book, ‘A Midwife’s Tale’, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich explores the social position of women in society and the subsequent change in their roles in early American society by studying the life of Martha Ballard. In her book, she questions the impact that the Revolutionary War and the independence of the United States of America had on the lives of American women like Martha Ballard. Martha’s apathy toward politics, her silence of gender inequality of that time and her continuous focus on her daily routine to earn for her family demonstrate that Martha Ballard’s identity of being a colonial goodwife remained unchanged economically, politically and socially by the Revolution and the decades that followed.
There are many notable women in the world. The one that is most notable is Alice Paul. She was a woman who fought for women’s rights her entire life. She was a simple woman educated in sociology and law. Today her foundation continues the fight for girls and women around the globe.
Alice Paul, a young women fighting for rights, went on a hunger strike in prison to stand up for what she believed in. Paul and other suffragists were arrested and sent to Occoquan Workhouse, in Virginia. These women were fighting for their rights to vote, to be as equal as men. They suffered in crucial conditions while serving their time in prison.
The women’s rights movement in the 1900’s fought for women’s right to vote and equality, for the most part. Women of color and women of different religions were sometimes excluded and Alice Paul, the leader of the National Women’s Party was no exception “Paul 's charismatic speaking and organizing abilities won her and the National Woman 's Party many supporters, but her domineering elitism, aloofness, anti-Semitism, and dilution of black women 's participation in the suffrage fight evoked criticism from others” (“Commentary on Alice Paul”). So, my advice to Alice is when fighting for equality you can not forget about groups of people and dismiss them. They deserve the same rights as you. this way, in the future it will make it easier for these groups of people that are already fighting against injustice to improve their lives, instead of fighting against what leaders of the time say.
“It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom.” The movement of Lucy Burns mainly took place in the 20th century between 1913 and 1920. Many of her rallies and protest took place in front of the White House but some in other countries like Europe where she met Alice Paul in London in a police station. Lucy Burns took a stand towards her belief in women equality and she stood firm on her belief even after getting arrested 6 times, having her banners wording her beliefs torn, and the government only approving the suffrage amendment due to hunger strikes held by those who were caught and jailed, which was many.
Alice Paul empowered women all across the world to fight for women’s suffrage. Alice Paul is a brave woman who fought for what she believed in and persevere through anything that came in her way. Paul formed organizations to spread the word about women’s suffrage and to get people on board to support their cause. Alice Paul protested using many tactics such as marches, rallies, hunger strikes, and picketing outside of White House. Alice Paul is a woman who fought for women’s suffrage through the formation of organizations, assembling protests, rallies, parades and the ratification of the 19th amendment.
Alice organizes a suffragist parade the day before President Wilson’s inauguration. A few people were arrested and there was police violence as well.
Throughout the years, Ulrich seemed to obtain a fascination with women’s actions throughout history. Rosa Parks was an “icon for the civil rights movement” (Ulrich 661), when she began the famous Montgomery bus boycott. Parks had become an inspiration to all, not only African Americans, but women all over the world. She was one of the first women to stand up and fight for what she believed in, which fascinated Ulrich. Ulrich was against the belief that a woman’s place was in the kitchen, or that women are for cooking, cleaning, and giving birth, and so was Parks. Parks “rejected all the assumptions about her place in the world” (Ulrich 663). In today’s world, it is hard to live as a minority, but in the 1950’s it was an even greater challenge. Not only was Rosa Parks an African American, but also a female. For Parks to speak out against the social standards of the time was unheard of. Ulrich has become comparable to Rosa Parks for the modern day time period, by speaking out and expressing her views to the extent that they are heard across the country. Women speaking out for change was thought to be unacceptable during that time period. She tries to convince women to stand up for change by encouraging them to not remain well behaved, but to fight for equality. Without the bravery and impact of Parks, Ulrich may not have the same beliefs and attitude towards women’s
Susan B. Anthony was born into a Quaker family, with the hope that everyone would one day be treated equal. She denied a chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman(Susan B. Anthony). From this point on, she knew that she needed to make a change. Susan B. Anthony, because of her intense work involving women 's’ rights, highly influenced all of the societies and beliefs that were yet to come. She employed a huge role in our history because of the fact that she advocated for women’s rights, for the integration of women in the workforce, and for the abolition of slavery. The contributions provided by Anthony led to a lifetime of new rights and opportunities for both women and slaves. Men dominated the workforce, the government,
Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war.
During the Progressive era women had to endure a lot of suffering due to poor living conditions, illness, earning wages no matter what age or race they were. Women activists decided it was time to start speaking out and protesting to receive more equality in society. Different groups of activists, made up of women, fought for women’s rights socially, economically, and politically. Some activists were better known for women’s sexuality. Jane Addams was one of the first women activists who fought for equal wages for women. From Jane Addams speech in 1908, “Possibly the first step towards restoration is publicity as to industrial affairs, for we are all able to see only those things to which we bring the informing mind." Jane Addams and Florence Kelly are two women who were for African American rights especially for voting.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,