In 1912,Paul became a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The Woman's Suffrage Association was the struggle for the right of women to vote. Alice Paul, a women's’ rights activist, founded the women’s suffrage party and played a key role in advocating and ratifying the nineteenth amendment. Alice Paul took a stand for women’s rights by dedicating her life to securing equal rights for women. There were very few women who highly impacted the Women’s Suffrage Movement as much as Alice Paul did.
"…with links to the Democratic Party and the labor movement, A Women 's Henry George Society, and a female wing of William Randolph Hearst 's Independence League." (Dubois 189) This quote presents several of representatives that women had done to the whole society. Women Suffrage Movement did not end at 1912, but this year was the most significant breakthrough through the whole event. For the first time of the national party in United States, Republican Party adopted a women’s suffrage plank. “The favorable Minority Report meant that some of the leaders of the Republican Party supported women 's rights claims on the Constitution.” (Dubois, 124) Dubois suggested that Republican Party somewhat support women’s rights, even though they did not began their action
At the time of Anthony’s death on March 13th only four states – Wyoming, Colorado Idaho, and Utah – granted women the right to fight. It was until that national suffrage became reality. Susan Anthony crusaded against slavery. Slavery was very active in the temperance movement and it helped launch and then sustain the struggle to the right to vote for women. After all the women got the right to vote.
“On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.” (History 2016) Women right activists worked for decades for the right and worth of women to be equal to men. Finally on August 10, 1920 women finally got the right to vote for the first time. After over 70 years of fighting they finally got a foot in with the men and stood their ground. After words younger women started to rebel against the standard for women. “In a cool, glittery style that mirrors the roaring decade she delves into.” (Publisher Weekly 2013) Flappers set a new tone of normal from the older housewife lifestyle to rebellious and hard working citizen.
While serving as First Lady, Roosevelt spent most of her time developing her own social and political causes, ultimately expanding her duties. Dr. Katherine Jellison has studied extensively on the topic of first ladies, and serves as chair of the history department at Ohio University. According to Jellison, Eleanor Roosevelt "is the first first lady to have press conferences, she is the first first lady to have a significant number of staff working for her- she is the one who made the role of first lady as high profile as it is today." In effect, Roosevelt completely changed the basis for which the presidential spouse should be to. The public now measures the success and impact of first ladies according to their independent accomplishments, public opinion, and their progress and stance in political movements - all categories in which Eleanor Roosevelt surpasses all other first
Constrained rights to cast votes were first obtained by women in western states of the United States, Sweden, Iceland and Finland in the late 19th century. Associations both at national and global levels were framed to arrange endeavors to get their rights of casting votes, in particular the International Woman Suffrage Alliance which was formed in 1904, and also worked towards a realizing an equal society where women would get same treatment as men. The women wanted to have a say in the government that they believed they greatly supported through
Eleanor Roosevelt: Fearless Diplomat “The First Lady of the World” is a fitting title for one of the greatest diplomats in history. Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong individual who changed history for the better. Who she became took years to form. She wasn’t content to stay behind her husband while he ran the country as president. Her diplomatic skills influenced the world.
Hillary Clinton is the First Lady and Senator; she shows credibility as an influential activist for women’s rights. She has been working “over the past 25 years” directly and relentlessly on “issues relating to women, children, and families” (Clinton). Also, Hillary Clinton was placed in circumstances where she was able to be more knowledgeable about the obstacles of “women in my (her) own country and around the world” (Clinton).
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is known nationwide as being one of the most active fighters for women’s rights in the United States. She served as a social activist and was one of the original women to lead the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. She also authored many books and articles that dealt with providing equality for women. She helped organize and participated in the first ever women’s rights convention in 1848 and with the help of her good friend Susan B. Anthony, established the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) . Elizabeth, together with Susan, helped pave the way to the passage of the 19th amendment of the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, that was adopted many years after her
Thank you, Millicent Fawcett, for giving me the opportunity to speak on behalf of the National Union of Women 's Suffrage Societies which Millicent leads with grace and dignity. Some of you may know me and some of you may not, but I am Clementine Forest one of 3000 women suffragists who has marched here today, the largest march ever occurred, for the cause of women 's suffrage. I am here to represent and express the importance of women receiving the right to vote. Unfortunately, the London weather wasn 't on our side with the presence of heavy rain throughout our march from Hyde Park to Exter Hall, but this reinforces that nothing will stop women from protesting their right to vote. As you know we have been gathered together as one, today on February 9th, 1907, the day in which Parliament is open once again for the coming year.