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.
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.
Alice Paul has changed American society by being an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist. Alice Paul dedicated her life to fighting for women's equality. She created the National Woman’s Party in the year 1916. Also cofounded in the Congressional Union. Alice Paul’s actions encouraged the passage the 19th amendment.
She played a huge role in the women’s rights movement and became one of its founders. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s refusal to compromise on Women’s Rights inspired many other women to follow her example and led to an important change in the history of the United States, and that is suffrage for women. Throughout history, women tended to keep getting less and less rights. Roman women had almost as many rights as men, and had many of the rights that women in the seventeenth century were denied. Married women had the right to enter into contracts and own and dispose of property, as well as having certain limited rights.
The Development of the Birth Control Pill and Its Impact In 21st century North America, the birth control pill is widely accepted and marketed. Most doctors and people agree that it is essential to women’s health and to the current values and priorities of our changing society. However, in the 1960s when “The Pill” was new to the public1, their mindset was not as progressive. The first oral contraceptive sparked the ongoing debate on reproductive health and women’s rights2, and has greatly impacted our views on these issues today. Development of the Birth Control Pill The research and development behind the pill was spearheaded by Margaret Sanger, honorary president and chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America at the time3.
Trying to prevent neglected children and back-alley abortions, Margaret Sanger gave the moving speech, “The Children’s Era,” in 1925 to spread information on the benefits and need for birth control and women's rights. Margaret Sanger--activist, educator, writer, and nurse--opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. During most of the 1900’s, birth control and abortions were illegal in the United States, causing women to give birth unwillingly to a child they must be fully responsible for. This caused illness and possible death for women attempting self-induced abortion. Sanger uses literary devices such as repetition and analogies
The 19th amendment guaranteed voting rights to all American citizens. This amendment prohibits any American citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. It is one of the biggest accomplishments from the women’s rights movement in the United States. The women’s rights movement had been a long and difficult road to gain equality. The women of this movement were fighting for something they believed they deserve.
Sarah believed that all women should have an opportunity to pursue their own careers and dreams. According to Carol Berkin, “the Grimke sisters were among the first abolitionists to recognize the importance of woman's rights and to speak and write about the cause of female equality.” Sarah fought against gender inequalities by making speeches in front of audiences. She encouraged women to speak their minds. Sarah said, “we began using proportions of our lectures to defend our right to speak. ‘What we claim for ourselves we claim for every woman!’” (Kidd 331).
The rights women were being deprived of was voting, the right to their own property, and the right to get an education. Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott were the main figures leading the women’s rights movement. Elizabeth Stanton was the one who drafted the “Declaration of Sentiment, Grievances and Resolutions” which explained to the people what the women desired. As a result of Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott’s hard work, and the women’s rights movement, the 19th amendment was passed giving women the rights they had desired. Shortly after Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female physician and Mt.
The proposal will be based on Susan B. Anthony, her woman's suffrage movement, and feminism. By reason of, she was the start of something substantial, the beginning of gender equality. Susan B. Anthony was an empowering, vigorous leader. Stanton, Anthony, Stone and Blackwell campaigned tirelessly for women's suffrage, but, “ Found themselves attacked mercilessly by misogynist Republicans who ridiculed women’s claim to full citizenship.” (Evans,123) In an attempt to foil her crusade with charges of “immorality and illegality”, one Republican accused Lucy Stone “and that seed-ward she carries around with her- called Blackwell” of practicing free love” (Evans, 123) As a result of this, Susan B. Anthony broke out of the collaboration with male
Although there were many positive accomplishments of the Supreme Court, as a Woman I would have to say that the decision of Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion was by far the most vital because by deciding in favor of Roe it made the statement that no government was going to decide what a female has the right to do with her body; even if it was controversial. This was a very personal issue and one that was fought and in some cases died over, this is still an issue that woman struggle to protect even to this day. This gave women of all stations in life access if they so chose, to an abortion in a safe, clean and legal environment instead of a back alley somewhere. This wasn 't just a case of abortion rights because it resulted in access to contraception, better and more affordable OBGYN access, and medically accurate sex education as well; not to mention the fact that it set a precedent that affected more than thirty Supreme Court cases on denial of abortion services. When it comes to a decision that I feel was the most detrimental, I would have to say the Supreme Court decision of the case of the “hanging chad” in Bush v. Gore in 2000.
Minnie had finally achieved what she had spent so much time fighting for but this accomplishment was great and it was a milestone for women in the state of teas but it wasn’t enough for Minnie she set her sights out for something bigger and better which was an amendment that would grant women throughout America the right to vote. In order to achieve this Minnie made arrangements with United States Senator from Texas Morris Sheppard in 1917 for a conference in his Washington, D.C. office for women to state their perspectives on the proposed suffrage amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Minnie and NAWSA lobbyist Maud Wood Park, who would become the first president of the League of Women Voters, initiated a campaign for constituents to flood the offices of their representatives with telegrams in favor of passage. The United States House of Representatives passed the first version of the Nineteenth Amendment on January 10, 1918, but it failed in the United States Senate. This failure did not stop Minnie nor her supporters in fact it inspired them more.
“These two amendments allowed men to vote, but still permitted states to deny the vote to women” (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Once they submitted their votes, they immediately had a warrant out for them because women were not able to vote during this time. After they were caught, they were taken to trial, which lasted for a long year (McDavitt 1944). However, the question for women suffrage bubbled up to the service, which proved to legislation that they needed equal rights for women (McDavitt 1944). According to the textbook, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the Woman Suffrage Association and started working towards getting the women the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013).