But eventually years after Susan B anthony passed away, women finally earned their rights in 1920. It would’ve been so different if it hadn 't been for Susan. She impacted the United States so much that who even knows if we would even have rights right now if it wasn’t for her. Susan died from pneumonia in 1906. She left a lot behind but others benefited a lot from her bravery and devotion to wanting women 's right and equality for all.To her it was everything.
How meaningful is a promise? According to Nancy Brinker in her well-known book “Promise Me,” a promise to her means more than life. At an early age, Nancy lost her most important supporter, her sister Suzy. Devastated and affected, the only piece left of her sister was a sincere promise and their last few memories together. Throughout this captivating memoir, Nancy portrays her sister’s beautiful spirit and how they shared a part in her struggle while also learning to globalize and raise awareness for Breast Cancer.
These victories have impacted society in ways that empower both women and families. One long battle women fought for equality was for right to vote. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy . Disagreements over strategy threatened to kill the movement.
First woman to serve in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, stated “How shall we explain to them the meaning of democracy if the same Congress that voted to make the world safe for democracy refuses to give this small measure of democracy to the women of our country.” The 19th amendment was a major step for women’s rights in America. Many years of hardships led up to the breakthrough that serves as a reminder to all those who fought for their rights. There were many key people and organizations that fought for the woman’s suffrage movement. They took part in protest, strikes, and conventions for the right to vote. The rise of woman’s suffrage started to kick off in 1800’s.
Margaret Sanger spent her lifetime fighting for reproductive equality for women the world over. Coining the term “birth control”, Margaret faced many trials, including indictments for “obscene” behavior, jail time, lawsuits and many rallies against Planned Parenthood, to ensure that all women had access. Unfortunately, while she lived to see her dream go far, she died September 6, 1966, seven years before the pill became legally available to all women and before abortion became legal in the United States. Her obituary in the New York Times described her as “a dynamic, titian-haired woman whose Irish ancestry also endowed her with unfailing charm and persuasive wit was first and foremost a feminist. She sought to create equality between the sexes by freeing women from what she saw as sexual servitude.” Margaret Sanger would be proud that her legacy has continued into today and led to the education of young girls and women in contraceptive and reproductive health, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic
In the 1880 's, Laura Addams struggled to find her place in the world. She battled with health problems at an early age, graduated from the Rockford Female Semiary in Illinois in 1881, and then traveled and briefly attended medical school. Soon however, Laura Addams began one trip with her friend Ellen Gates Starr, and the
Women’s Suffrage I chose to write my research paper about how women obtained their rights. Women lived hard, boring lives for years and just let it happen because it was tradition but, they soon realized that they were treated unfairly. They joined together and began rallies in order to spread the word and convince the world that women deserve equal rights. The people listened to these mothers, wives, daughters--these women and they soon gained their rights. The women’s suffrage movement began with unhappy women looking to protest and fight for what they believed in and ended with them succeeding.
It was in that same year, 2002, that I watched my grandmother succumb to a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. My grandmother worked as an LPN for nearly twenty years, and it often said in my family that I took after her in more ways than just physically:; I had inherited her work ethic and her sunny disposition, her tendency to always look on the bright side of life even when things got rough. I was her firstborn granddaughter, and we were very close; growing up, I could remember her crispy-pressed scrubs that always smelled like a combination of starch and her favorite perfume, and the hard candies she kept in her pockets, both for her patients and for me. Unfortunately, her cancer went undetected for many years. I always wondered why, as an LPN, she wasn’t diagnosed sooner, why none of us knew until it had spread to her abdomen.
On the other hand, the American civil rights movement was involved to be used and stop the discrimination that was regularly happening in the Southern States. Generally, based on the American Woman Suffrage Movement: 1830s-1920s, it actually took women more than 72 years to win the vote that gave the passage of the 19th Amendment, which prohibited gender and sexual discrimination to the Constitution in 1920. However, before their victory, women went through many difficulties including risking being arrested for wanting to vote and have their voice heard. The documentary of One Women, One Vote also talks about these difficulties and the experiences of exceptional women such as Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone that decided to take a stand by founding a women’s right party that was called the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). However, an example of what their actions took was the imprisonment of Susan B. Anthony, who was convicted for leading women to the polls in New York and voting despite those actions being against the law.
Sadly after Blackwell contracted this disease, she lost sight in one eye and had to give up her dream of being a surgeon. She returned to New York City and applied for multiple positions as a physician, but was rejected because she was a woman. Blackwell then established a private practice and her sister Emily, who had also wanted a medical career, soon joined her. Together they came up with the New York Infirmary and College for Women, which was operated by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell also continued to fight for the admission of women to medical schools.