This document written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, demanded social status equality as well as legal rights, and the right to vote. The successes of the Women’s Suffrage Movement was that the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. During this movement job opportunities were open to more women which also caused this movement to make working conditions better to work in and gave women a better paying wage. Women were also able to take birth control which worked on issues such as childbirth during the period. Although some failures during the movement were that men still did not see women as equal to them, and that they were incapable of owning property, this movement changed has changed the lives of women for the
The women’s suffrage movement paved the way for equal voting rights for all women throughout the twentieth century. Many strong and inspiring women fought for the rights that we now have today. One of them, including Alice Paul. Paul played a major role in pressuring Congress to pass the 19th amendment. Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America.
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The purpose of the speech was to pressure Congress into passing a legislation that would give women the right to vote in the United States of America.
On April 2, 1917, she became the first female member of Congress. Because of this triumph she became one of the most well-known women in the United States as a symbol of gender equality. Rankin becoming a congresswoman is even more impressive when considering most women in the United States did not even have the right to vote at this time. Rankin’s brother, Wellington, was instrumental in her campaigns success as he was the main funder and manager. Also significant to her becoming the first congresswoman of the United States is her work on the women’s suffrage movement in Montana.
Recalling the time, in 1920, however, many organizations related to rights of women and fighting for their rights joined hands together and formed a committee called the Women's Joint Congressional Committee to refine the laws related to women empowerment and equal voting rights to women. This helped to build a strong social status of women and helped them to live in society with dignity. The committee succeeded in bringing many legislations related to women upfront like plans related to mothers, educational facilities for women, laws for curbing child labor and the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921, which provided federal funds to a number of states for introducing and improving health programs for the benefit of children and
It is difficult to argue that any movement truly ends, especially movements concerning social justice and the equality of people. Such movements have been observed throughout the course of American history, constantly reforming social and political tradition to fight against oppression. One such movement began in 1848, when a group of women came together in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the prospect of women’s rights. Over the course of the next seventy years, the gathering at Seneca Falls developed into a full blown movement aimed at developing stronger rights for women in political, social, and economic aspects. Women’s suffrage, one of several causes that women across America were fighting for, was won via the ratification of the 19th
Some even called her the “key voice of women and a key progressice reformer” (teachinghistory.org). “She advocated woman’s suffrage because she believed that women’s votes would provide the margin necessary to pass social legislation she favored” (History.com). Addams even wrote a paper called “Why Women Should Vote”. She expressed that the world is merely an extension of their house and no one should be scared for what they belive in.She continued to fight until women got their right to vote in 1920 and then moved onto other issues that women had. Overall, she completed the movement with a sucessful victory winning the right for women to
Securing basic rights such as the right to work, vote, and participate in the public sphere were the essential goals of this generation. The early feminist movement ended with the 19th amendment and new issues of equal pay, birth control, and equal treatment were the introduced in the mid-twentieth century. Despite their downfalls, “…this generation of women… led the way in demanding that white women be treated differently than they had in the past” (Burge,
Her arrival was welcomed by a strike of women working in the Bryant and May match factories for better working condition, in which she joined enthusiastically. The strike was a success, and women received an improved working condition. In 1890, Emmeline had her last children in London, and due to her hectic days of taking care of five children, she was less active in the suffrage movement. Yet, by the following year, when the Women’s Franchise League was formed, dedicated in pursuing a new suffrage bill, Emmeline could not resist, and joined the association. However, as difficult as it was for women suffrage movement, the organization was not fruitful, and the Pankhurst also ended their London residency in 1893 as they moved back to Manchester.
Under the Weimar Republic, 1919-1932, women have a relatively most progressive power but when the Nazis came to power, the progressive power has been reversed. Overall, the changes that Nazi made to policy toward women were mainly significant even though some policies were not. During the Weimar Republic, women have the right to vote (article 17 and 22), equality of the sexes in civic matters (article 109) and non-discrimination against female bureaucrats (article 128). This gave the women a sense of emancipation, a liberated lifestyle. During the first election in 1919, women were able to make political decisions, 49 women were elected to the parliament.
For many years women in particular had to fight for gender equality which is still something we fight for today. In the late 1800s and early 1900s women came together to end one of the most controversial issues of that time; voting. Some prominent women figures that are known today helped shape women of our generation by helping this cause. With the passing of the 19 amendment (women suffrage) it led to dramatic changes in the political and economic systems. At this time men believed women belonged in the kitchen, but with the laws now changing it started to turn things around.