1a). This made New York City grow tremendously between 1830 and 1860 (Doc. 1a). The Documents say, “Prior to the construction of the Canal, New York City was the nation’s fifth largest seaport, behind Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.” So, before the building of the Canal the port wasn’t very popular. After the building, New York City was the busiest port in America after 15 years of the opening of the Canal (Doc.
Many women who were considered feminists in this era were also supporters of Jim Crow laws and believed that African Americans were part of society’s problems. Feminism throughout this time period was also exclusive to women of the middle-class because workingwomen and poor women did not have the luxury of technology and worked out of necessity rather than for autonomy. Another issue with this part of the movement was that once a woman had children, she was no longer considered worthy of the rights she had while she was unmarried and childless (Nolan, 370). The birth of the feminist movement in the progressive era paved the way for tackling complex women’s issues into the 1930s. Securing basic rights such as the right to work, vote, and participate in the public sphere were the essential goals of this generation.
The Mormon Pioneers The definition of a pioneer is one who goes before to prepare or open up the way for others to follow. The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who migrated across the United States from the Midwest to the Salt Lake Valley in what is today the U.S. state of Utah. The movement of the Mormon pioneers was due to the founding of the mormon religion which began not long before their migration with a man named Joseph Smith on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York. New York State in the early 1800s was known as the "Burned Over District" because the controversy over religion was fierce and the numerous different organizations caused him to wonder about which one would be the best
She just as Taylor Mill had a middle to high class background, she believed among other things that equality would come with reproductive rights for all. Hooks, who would face the most adversity in her life compared to Taylor Mill and Feltd, growing up in the working class as an African American. This adversity would turn out to be hope, as she saw the many issues faced by women, African Americans and by Feminists themselves. Hooks who had a poorer more turbulent background would petition many more issues having a much different view of equality, then the upper middle class Taylor Mills and Feltd. It’s clear that these people’s backgrounds shaped what they would fight for, how they would do it and in the end their own views of
Feminists in particular, strongly believe that the women’s movement has provided more positive impacts in society. Revolutionary feminists theorist such as Betty Friedan and Shulamith Firestone assert that the movement challenges the stereotypical gender roles in society and it is for this reason why people, particularly men, believe that it undermines the stability of marriage and family life. While we won’t deny that the women’s movement afforded many women rights, we cannot ignore the fact that it is some of these very reasons (divorce laws e.g.) that has caused breakdown in many families across the
The Women’s Movement was a symbolic movement in achieving political and civil equality. It assisted women lifestyles in the United States, granting them equal opportunities as men. Therefore, the Equal Rights Amendment guaranteed equal rights with men and the Equal Pay Act guaranteed equal pay. But these opportunities rarely helped women since they were prohibited and discriminated from universities and communal school, young girls have to be taught at home by mothers due to the segregation from males and females. In the 1960s, organizations were predominantly constructed for women since they were driven away from society of men and can’t attend schools and colleges.
POINT PROOF: “Women like me have few skills that they can sell”. (Atwood 166) COMMENT: Ms. Humphrey explains she possess no practical skills to sustain herself, as her husband deserted her. As a result, she moves down in social class, as she no longer has the assets of her husband to warrant her place within the upper-class. She then offers Dr. Jordan to trade her body for his assistance, as it 's the only asset of value
All around the world, women were not even allowed to vote because men thought that they did not know anything about politics and were not able to make such complicated decisions. Women in the past were not allowed to vote, to speak, work or do anything that men were doing. This kind of life for women was made even more difficult because they were also victims of physical and emotional abuse in their families. When the time came for women to get married, parents didn’t choose someone their daughter might love, but rather their families forced them to marry someone who came from a rich and powerful family, never mind if he was decades older than their daughter. In this society, however, there always were the so-called “black sheep” of the family; women who stood up to this injustice and demanded they be heard.
Women right activist groups today, however, are very politically alienated as compared to the 1960s. Feminists emphasized, and continue to emphasize, that gender roles are social constructions that amount to a system of oppression. Feminists argued for equality, both political and social, for women, as well as fundamental changes in their roles in the home. The questions raised about gender also paved the way for entirely new movements, such as the movement for gay rights. Some of the issues taking frontline in discussions for women rights in mainstream Western societies today include reproductive rights, pay equality, and equality of educational
For the United States, the mid-nineteenth century is a time when social activism in American society is reflected in the writing. These writers were determined to change the way of life, if not for themselves, for someone else. Their writings would become incite to some of the deepest issues of the time. First, social activism in America is seen in the efforts of women to gain legal and social equality as citizens and as human beings in their private lives. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to change the rights of the female population.
D. was referred to as "Jefferson 's Ditch" when he was governor of New York. E. cost 4 times as much as it cost New York to fight in the War of 1812. A is partially correct because in the book they stated that it extended 363 miles which is 68 more miles than what choice A is stating. Also in the book they said that it extended from Albany to Buffalo. It was mentioned in the video The Erie Canal Documentary that it stretched from lake Hudson to lake Erie.
In her document, The Declaration of Sentiments, demonstrates the political and legal right violated in the 1840s. Stanton conveyed the violation against equality toward woman, “After depriving her all rights as a married woman, if single, and the owner of property, he has taxed her to support a government which recognizes her only when her property can be made profitable to it”(Stanton). The Declaration of Sentiments reflected the violation of political and legal rights which men endorse over a women. During the women 's suffrage, men made a woman support a government in which she had no voice in. A woman could not vote, be in political discussion or own property.
This group focused on not only women’s rights but also suffrage for African American men. This group was led by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe, which were all activist in the anti-slavery and suffrage movements. At this time NWSA and AWSA were seen as rivals, according to the NAWSA collection home page (2015). This was due to the fact that they both had different strategies of approaching the controversial issues of voting. The AWSA believed they should go through a federal constitutional amendment while on the other hand the AWSA believed state-by-state campaigns would be the passageway to success.
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that runs 363 miles long from Albany to the Hudson RIver. It was built to give a water way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. They started building the canal on July 4,1817 and it was first used on May 17,1821. The canal is now today 12 to 14 feet deep and 120 to 250 feet wide.In 1825 a grand celebration was held and the newly completed canal opened. It allowed boats that were up to 7 feet wide, 61 feet long and 3.5 feet of draft.