In conclusion, the political action of women in the progressive era played a key role in the fight for democracy and freedom. The feminist movements worked hard toward improving women’s status in society and ending discrimination. The notion of freedom meant different things to various women, depending on the paths they chose in their lives. Despite its limitations, progressivism had a positive impact on American society. Several doors were opened for women to be active citizens, enjoy the freedom they deserve and fulfill their
One can not research social work without coming across the name Jane Addams. Jane’s work within the world of social reform, had a great deal of lasting power. She was at the time of her death, best known for establishing the Hull house and advocating for fair treatment of immigrant communities. Her work may have started in Chicago, but reached worldwide with her reform. Jane Addams influences had a wide reach with lasting results, the greatest being the Hull house.
Going above and beyond her call to duty, Mary has protected black Floridians and people all over the world by giving them an education. Without an education, you can 't succeed in life. Bethune was born the fifteenth child born of a family of slaves in July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina and died in Daytona Beach ,Florida of a heart attack on May 18 ,1955. During her eighty years, she accomplished a number of things. Although best known for establishing the Daytona Education and Industrial School which later became the Bethune-Cookman College in 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Mary was a woman of many accomplishments who widely helped in giving blacks an education.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a nineteenth century woman’s suffrage and civil rights activist of which she held strong beliefs in exalting the rights of women during this time era. Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York, November 1815 into a socially well-known family within this community, where she was also placed into the highest forms of education that women and girls could receive for this time period. Stanton’s education began at Johnstown Academy and then continued at Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary in New York. She married Henry Stanton around the year 1840 and the couple had seven children together. In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton help in the organizing of the first Women’s Rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York.
Hull House opened in Chicago, Illinois during this time to help provide education, and health services for immigrants, the sick, and the poor. It also provided women the opportunity to continue their fight to work outside the home, and be an active participant in their communities. During this time social reform was a must for many Americans, when working, housing, and healthcare conditions were quite deplorable, and not regulated. “The growing profession of social work offered a different and more grounded response to the problems of a modernizing society. Although it would not fully flourish until after the turn of the 20th century, the reform agenda of social workers brought many middle-class women to the forefront of activism in the late 19th century” (Barnes, p. 3.2, 2014).
Once she joined her daughter in New York, she spent most of the money that she earned from working for Mrs. Bruce on Ellen to make sure that she was taken care of properly (139), much like her own grandmother did for her at the beginning of the book, and I thought the fact that this came full-circle was very fascinating. Harriet continued to place her children’s needs before her own to give them the best possible life. She, unlike many slave women, had a happy ending: she was reunited with both of her children and they were both free, but many women did not experience the same ending that she did. Examples of these less fortunate endings are scattered throughout the narrative, detailing women whose children were stripped away from them, women who wished their children would die in order to escape the jaws of slavery, and women who lost their children to the awful institution of
Helen Keller was born in Tusculum, Alabama on June 27, 1880. When she was only 19 months old, she experienced severe childhood illness. Which, it had left her blind and deaf. The only way she was able to communicate with her family was with rudimentary signs, she was also considered very badly behaved - eating off of other people 's plates with using her fingers. In 1886, she had went to a eye, nose, and ear doctor in Baltimore.
Fuller was aware of her capabilities, and wanted all women to comprehend the amount of potential they all have. According to the article, Biography Online, “With growing confidence as a writer, Fuller also returned to themes of female emancipation and the role of women in society. In 1845, she published – ‘Women in the Nineteenth Century‘ – It investigated the role of women in society and how they could play a greater role in society.”1 Fuller had a goal, and that was to be known for her intelligence, and the desire to spread the faith in women. I admire Margaret Fuller for what she has done to contribute to the society I live in. If it weren 't for her, maybe people wouldn 't see women as the strong and independent individuals we are capable of being.
The progressive era which lasted from 1890-1920 in American society was the institution of radical reforms brought about by the millions of Americans involved in volunteer organizations across the country. During this time Americans worked to create solutions to the problems caused by the rapid industrialization and urbanization of the country. The progressive era was not a single movement, but rather a collection of movements all of which were intended to improve the lives of Americans. This was a truly remarkable time for women and the end of the era would see almost universal women’s suffrage with the passing of the nineteenth amendment in 1920. The success of the progressive era can be contributed, at least in part, to the large participation of women in these volunteer organizations across the country.
Helen also helped those who weren’t facing disabilities like herself. An article about Helen’s impact on society states, “By 1916, Keller was a major part of a growing group of prominent political reformers engaged with a list of interrelated causes that included not only labor issues and socialism but also women’s suffrage and reproductive rights. She became a strong supporter of Margaret Sanger, who was the era’s foremost champion of birth control” (“Helen Keller as Social Reformer." Gale Student Resources in Context). This shows that Helen is kind and genuine by
During the late 1800’s, the Social Gospel Movement was brining several social reforms upon American society. One of the most active participants of the movement was American reformer, Jane Addams. She visited the first settlement house to be built, Toynbee Hall, in 1886 while on a trip to England. It was this experience that made her see the good these houses could bring to many poor communities. Since then, she always spoke in favor of social reforms, and proposed many solutions to the issues urbanization brought.
Her family sent her out to the US during the mass immigration, to earn enough income for her family not expecting a change in tradition. She reinforces her idea of her role in society and attached to the meaning of democratic society. Immigrating to America, Ruggles from “Ruggles of Red Gap”, like the women in Jewish society first experienced equality. Jewish women and Ruggle felt the significance of self worthiness after experiencing equal opportunity. Tradition eastern European