Jane Addams Primary Document Why Women Should Vote

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A Response to Jane Addams Primary Document Why Women Should Vote On August 19, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified, finally giving women the right to vote. But what instances led up to this pivotal moment in history? Jane Addams does a great service in providing thorough information as to the reasons why women should be given this right in her document, Why Women Should Vote. She writes that this document is an attempt to show how women of that time were failing in their daily duties in the home due to a lack of conscience in the outside world around them. She believes that if women were given a say so, the streets would be cleaner, the food would be cleaner, and the rate of children dying from deadly diseases would drastically drop. In the next few paragraphs I will do my best to show you how Jane Addams was successful in persuading the American people that a change was necessary for the future of their children, for the future of America. When asked if Jane Addams was a neutral citizen in the face of women’s suffrage, one can easily come to the conclusion that she was not. She shows this through-out the entire document and through the significant amount of research that she puts into this document. She includes many examples in the document that show she fully supports the …show more content…

If we look back in history, we can see that she also helped do the same thing for enough people that in 1920 she helped win enough votes to result in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This Amendment means that women now have the right to vote which means a say so in things like their children’s education and sanitation of food and the streets around them. So when asked if this document was successful in persuading others that women should have the right to vote, I would say most definitely. Here, history speaks for

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