Gratefully, In 1851 she met some who became her lifelong best friend, Elizabeth Cady Stanton who ALSO became her co-worker in the social reform activities mostly in the fight for women 's rights. The both of them in 1863 founded “The Women 's State Temperance Society’ after they were not allowed to speak at a temperance conference because of her gender.
"No one can make you feel inferior without consent"(Roosevelt). Eleanor Roosevelt is a hero because no matter what she always cared for the citizens of the United States. Some of Roosevelt’s greatest accomplishments were the human rights, assisting Franklin with his disease and writing "My Day" along with her speaking as a first lady. Eleanor Roosevelt was passionate about fighting for human rights. First, she lobbied the rights on behalf of African Americans and Native Americans.
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.
The second organization was named the NWP, National Women’s Party which persuaded and worked with the president to also have Congress pass the Amendment of woman suffrage(Schneider 7). However, before this, the right to vote was not given to any women which pushed them to fight for their rights. This was first stated in the 15th amendment allowing everyone to vote besides women. This eventually caused the women to go crazy and start organizations to fight for them and the other women (Frost-Knappman
Growing up in a Quaker home, Susan B. Anthony developed a sense of justice and moral eagerness. She was compassionate yet aggressive by nature. Anthony focused on many social issues happening at the time such as anti-slavery and women suffrage. She believed women should have equal rights to men. Susan B. Anthony contributed a significant amount to the United States.
Benjamin Rush anticipates some benefits for society and the family from extending education opportunities to women. In the eighteenth century, he emphasized that it was very important to educate and train women because it would expand the property and liberty of American society. Well-read women would influence the morals and manners of the country. As Rush supposed, it was essential that knowledgeable and skilled young women would prevent the American society to collapse as the British society. The effective and appropriate education would enhance English language skills for women, so they could teach their children and use it to converse with everyone.
“The whole purpose of the Women 's Army Corps was to allow women to aid the American war effort directly and individually.” The WAC was successful because of its mission was to aid the United States during war and they did just that. The war effort established a huge economic and social change that changed the role of women in American society. When the United states entered World war I, the US army refused to let women join the army officially.
The Daughters of Liberty The Daughters of Liberty was a group of women activists who fought for the freedom of the colonists from the British Parliament. They were a major factor in protesting against taxes and boycotting British goods. The Daughters of Liberty did whatever it took to free the Patriots from British rule. They accepted women from all ages and all backgrounds.
Similar to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which ignited the environmental movement, Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique sparked the second wave of feminism. American society limited women’s roles to housewife and feminine jobs such as teachers and secretaries. Friedan and her supporters focused on job equality and equal pay, but soon the movement progressed and split into two factions, women’s rights and women’s liberation. The liberation movement, composed mostly of young, radical women, advocated for much more than equal job opportunities and education which the women’s rights movement demanded.
“ A crusade in political education by women and for women, and for most of its existence, a crusade in search of a consistency” this quote by historian Nancy Woloch describes early suffragists efforts to take one step further to equality among men and women (Office of the Historian, 2007). The women 's suffrage movement changed the political, social and economic stance of women in The United States during the early twentieth century. Today women are one step closer to full equality of the sexes because of the women who fought for suffrage. Before this became the huge movement it was still legal for some women to vote in a few states. In Massachusetts and New York emphasis placed on owning property was the determining factor in voting rights.
By 1887, there were 74 settlements in the United States, and the number had ballooned to over 400 by 1890. Settlements were organized initially to be “friendly and open households,” a place where members of the privileged class could live and work as pioneers or “settlers” in poor areas of a city where social and environmental problems were great.
Jane Addams was a fifth generation American, her mother’s roots ran back to a German immigrant who arrived in Philadelphia in 1727. John Huy Addams, her father at the age of 22, moved with his wife to Northern Illinois. Jane Addams birth in Cedarville September 6, 1860 came at one of the tensest periods of American history. Jane’s childhood was filled with men risking their lives in the duty of what they believed to be right. After an mundane education in the village school in Cedarville, Jane Addams aged seventeen thought about college.
Jane Addams How would you imagine your hero? A hero to me would be someone who puts other’s needs before their own. For example, someone who gives a homeless person their jacket when it’s 25 degrees outside is a hero. Another example would be someone who has courage, meaning that they are brave enough to do what others won't, like Rosa Parks; she stood up for everyone who was treated unfairly even though she knew the possible consequences of her actions. My hero would also be someone who is caring and helpful in little ways like helping an older person carry their bags to their car or walking your neighbor's dog when they are too busy to do so.
Jane Addams made a very significant impact on America because of her hard work and will to change what she felt was wrong in america. Jane managed to change the lives of many impoverished people in america and also help solve many other issues in America like women's rights and corrupted politics. Jane was devoted to helping people and giving things to those who needed it most which was why she was able to help america in the way she did. Not only did Jane care for poor people herself but she changed many people's opinions about improving life for the poor which helped make more improvements throughout America. Because of Jane strong ambition to make a difference,she made a huge impact on life in America.
During the Progressive Era Jane Addams and W.E.B. Bois were very influential individuals, Addams helped improve women’s rights and those in poverty by co-finding Chicago’s Hull House while Bois helped the progression of African Americans by fighting for equal rights. Addams and Bois were among the most influential people in the Progressive Era reforms. Jane Addams is known as the mother of social work because the fought for the rights of minority groups. She was also a leader of women suffrages and she fought for world peace. She helped focus on issues that were of concern to mothers, such as the well-being and needs of children, local public health and world peace.