Freedom For All! Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt showed very similar objectives to a very similar cause. Both Paul and Catt wanted women’s suffrage, but both had a different point of view. Catt believed in a low-key strategy, but Paul believed in a more public protest ways. Catt showed that even a low-key strategy can prove to be more safe, and just as convincing as protesting was and probably even more. Catt overall shown that there are better ways to handle anything.
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal. James would record for Chess Records and its subsidiary labels Argo and Checker into the late ‘70s and, working with producers Ralph Bass and Harvey Fuqua, she embraced a style that fused the passion of R&B with the polish of jazz, and scored several hits for the label, including “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “My Dearest Darling,” and “Trust in Me.” While James was enjoying a career resurgence, her personal life was not faring as well; she began experimenting with drugs as a teenager, and by the time she was 21 she was a heroin
The National Woman 's Rights Convention (1850), also known as the Worcester Convention, or the First Worcester Convention was held in Brinkley Hall between October 23 and 24 1850 and was the initial gathering of advocates directed towards the development of a nationwide woman 's organization. The convention, being the first of two to be held in Worcester, had nearly one thousand persons in attendance from a number of states who represented a range of socioeconomic classes and involved many of the prominent civil rights, gender, and race advocates of the period. Attendees included persons such as William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), Frederick Douglas (1818-1895), Angelina Grimké (1805-1897), Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), Sojourner Truth
Women's right activist, Carrie Catt, in her speech, “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, explains how woman suffrage in inevitable. Catt’s purpose is to convince Congress that it is time for woman suffrage. She adopts a confident tone , uses direct quotations, and appeals to logos in order to convince Congress that it is time for woman suffrage.
What is your opinion on Mary Surratt’s terrible, unneeded hanging? Mary Surratt was an innocent woman who was accused of helping John Wilkes Booth with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She got hanged for it, but the person who actually did do something to help John Wilkes, Dr Mudd, didn’t get hanged, he got life in prison. The truth is, Mary Surratt should not have been hanged for her “crimes.” She was innocent because she didn’t do anything
When you think of September you think of back to school. Right? We all remember the smell of a new box of crayons. Well in the 1900s that was not the case for many children in America. Labor laws were not fair, but there was one American woman in that era that said enough is enough. She fought hard on improving working conditions for many American Her name was Florence Kelley.
During the mid-1800s the roles of women were considered to only be taking care of the children and the home. Only 1 in 5 women worked for wages in the workplace. Two women who fought actively for Women’s Rights were Sarah and Angelina Grimke. Angelina published An Appeal to Christian Women of the South, which told women “to overthrow this horrible system of oppression and cruelty”. Few men supported the women’s efforts for equal rights but they still continued to fight by holding national conventions. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott meet at a National Anti-Slavery Convention, which influenced them to hold a Women’s Rights Convention. In 1848 they held a national women’s rights convention, known as the Seneca Falls Convention. At the convention Elizabeth Cady Stanton created the “Declaration of Sentiments”. Proposed in the Declaration was “that all men and women are created equal”. Over 300 men and women gathered at Seneca Falls for the convention and unanimously voted for women to have the right to have equal rights as men. The Seneca Falls Convention was greatly influenced by the Abolitionist Reformation and the Second Great Awakening and truly helped women gain equal rights and prove they are just important as men. Today, women have gained many rights including the right to vote. If it weren’t for the Second Great Awakening women would probably not have most of the rights that they have
Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war.
Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony experienced a time with various social changes causing by the Industrial Revolution and the urbanization in the United States. From 1830 to 1850, a wave of revolutionary fervor throughout the European and the United States, giving rise to many liberals who wanted to create a new order.1 Growing up in a politically active family, Susan calculated advanced ideas and consciousness about the needs for women to be personally and economically independent. Susan B. Anthony is a pioneer reformer in the abolition of the slavery, the emancipation of women as well as their acquisition of the right to vote. She dedicated most of her life to strive for the equal right of women, in which she organized meetings and gave speeches
The fast-growing community of Hutto, located in Williamson County along the eastern rim of the Hill Country Region, has undergone a population explosion within the last 20 years. Today, the town of 17,000 people is a vibrant community that is projected to grow by a another 30,000 in number within the next ten years.
I believe that Elizabeth Cady Stanton should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. I think that she would be a better representative of the reform spirit of that time period. As President, Andrew Jackson dismantled the second Bank of the United States, and restricted the use of paper money. Why should a man who hated paper money and led to the unemployment of thousands have the honor of being on the $20 bill? Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a suffragist, activist and key leader of the women’s rights movement. Born in 1815, Stanton was very lucky and received a proper education in contrast to most women in that era. She developed an interest in the temperance movement, and eventually met her partner ,Lucretia Mott, at the World’s Anti-Slavery
Minnie Fisher Cunningham was an extraordinary women who had many accomplishments. Throughout her life time (March 19, 1882 – December 9, 1964) she became known as a suffragist, a politician and the first executive secretary for the league of women voters’. A political worker with liberal views, she became one of the founding members of the Woman 's National Democratic Club in 1924. In her position overseeing the club 's finances, she helped the organization purchase of its Washington, D.C. headquarters, which is still in use. Minnie Fisher Cunningham had one accomplishment that is well known and is what made her become a well-known historical figure
If it weren’t for the Underground Railroad, things may have turned out to be different nowadays. The Underground Railroad had a tremendous impact in the abolition of slavery. The Underground Railroad was never an actual railroad. The name for it was just a good parallel connection to the actual purpose of it. It mainly consisted of Harriet Tubman leading it and making several stops that helped slaves escape to freedom. She used a guide, called the North Star and that helped her find her way to freedom every time. She mainly conducted this at night so it was difficult to see and they all had to be very quiet and go unnoticed. She would help bring all the slaves she saved to the North because in the North slavery did not exist there, so once all the slaves made it there, they were able to live their lives freely with the help of the whites.
“Men, their rights and nothing more. Women, their rights and nothing less”- Susan B. Anthony
Lucretia Mott was a women’s rights activist. She was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts on January 3, 1793. Lucretia was a daughter of Quaker parents and attended a Quaker boarding school at the age of 13 in New York. She grew up as a leading social reformer and became a teacher assistant at the boarding school. Women's rights became the most important thing in her life. She soon then married James Mott and moved to Philadelphia.