Today women and men right are equal in the United States of America. Imagine if men made all the rules. It was like this when the United States was founded in 1776. Women were not allowed to vote until the 1920s. Women took care of their children and usually remained at home.
Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist who fought for the right to vote for women. Anthony had several reasons for why a woman should not be deny the right to vote. Some of them being that women are also humans and as humans the constitution secures their rights and those rights could not be taken away. First, when they denied women’s right to vote it implied that they were not humans like every other man.
"I grew up so thoroughly imbued with women 's rights that it was the most important question of my life from a very early day." - Lucretia Mott Throughout most of history women in the US did not enjoy many civil rights and one of them was the right to vote. It was only after the effect of the women 's suffrage that they were finally able to vote and have some civil liberties. The photo describes an example of the many ways that women were trying to promote and obtain their rights.
As women become breadwinners and started working in factories they wanted a greater voice in society. No longer willing to sit at home taking care of the family women became increasingly active in the quest for their own suffrage. They want a right to vote in order to elect politicians that had progressive beliefs. The first women 's rights meeting in the United States, was held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. At this convention, the delegates called for the right to vote, among other women 's rights.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Anthony, Susan Brownell (1820-1906), was a reformer and one of the first leaders of the campaign for women's rights. She helped organize the woman suffrage movement, which worked to get women the right to vote. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts, on Feb. 15, 1820. Her family were Quakers, who believed in the equality of men and women. Anthony's family supported major reforms, such as antislavery and temperance, the campaign to abolish alcoholic beverages.
In a case that generated national controversy, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the presidential election of 1872. The judge directed the jury to deliver a guilty verdict. When he asked Anthony, who had not been permitted to speak during the trial, if she had anything to say, she responded with what one historian has called "the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage". She called "this high-handed outrage upon my citizen 's rights", saying, "... you have trampled under foot every vital principle of our government. My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored.
The 1840s was the beginning of many reforms towards society. The Second Great Awakening created various religions based on the belief on how a person should live their lives. This lead to the Antebellum Era, the beginning of the revival in America. According to Newman and Schmalbach in their textbook, Unites States History Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination: women began the anti-slavery reforms during the Antebellum Era. Women wanted equality between sexes because the fourteenth amendment gave all white males the right to vote.
Women’s Suffrage: did or did it not change in America? 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.
After the Civil War the nation was rapidly industrializing, new immigrants were pouring into the country and, cities were expanding. With the nation growing and changing as it was the society of the country was evolving. With the turmoil in society people known as progressives sought to root out the negative aspects of the ever changing society and change it for the betterment of all thus dubbing the movement the progressive era. Some of the movements focused on addressing these societal issues were the temperance movement and the women’s suffrage movement. While the Women’s suffrage movement was effective the temperance movement proved to be largely ineffective.
Women's suffrage was a huge change in history. This movement began nearly one hundred years before it was actually passed! Women wanted this movement to begin because they had figured out that they were not listened to, and wouldn’t be listened to, unless they were allowed to have the right to vote. Another reason women wanted this movement to pass, was because they felt very left out and very low compared to other people, after all, Black and Chinese people could vote before women could. There are a few main people who started some movement to get this Amendment going.