During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform. This movement was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best.
The women of this movement were fighting for something they believed they deserve. Because of the Seneca Falls Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolution, women were able to express their own opinions. The women’s rights movement led to many different events, impacted other countries, and created a new amendment. The feminist efforts in the mid 1800s were successful enough to allow women to take on occupations and educations they weren’t able to obtain
Women’s history is often degraded to the debate of upper-class white women. The stereotypical idea that women occupied the domestic sphere did not apply to several women associated with famous men, as well as, white women who broke the barriers of their generation. Martha Washington was one of the most admired and well-known women of the American Revolution. This founding mother had to make different choices when her husband became commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1775. My goal in this paper is to prove why Martha Washington was an exemplary founding mother and why many women respected her and followed her path.
Sojourner Truth was a woman who had a tragic life as a slave. She was a women who had the guts to stand up for other women in the 18th century, which was quite rare. A women that fought for her slave family and friends to no longer suffer for the life they had. A women, in that time period it was historical to see a women have this much courage. Sojourner Truth, the black woman that did it all, she escaped from slavery, fought for those who were not free, and fought for woman who deserved to have a say.
This search for independence is interesting because I believe that it is something that I can relate to, even in this day and age. In The House of Mirth, Lily struggles with whether or not she should get married like all the other women that she knows, or if she should just accept the fact that she will not have a husband. Both Wharton and Chopin’s stories use similar themes and ideas in order to show that regardless of whether women were trying to find themselves or save themselves, things were different for them simply because they were females. In both The Awakening and The House of Mirth, the theme of “Freedom vs Slavery” is used to show that life was undoubtedly different for men and women. In The Awakening, the theme of freedom vs slavery is shown because throughout the novel it addresses that women are nothing without their men and that it is impossible for a woman to do anything better than a man.
In the novel Secret Life of Bees there are many characters with interesting backgrounds and unique characteristics. They each serve a purpose in the book to support the main character, push the character in a certain direction, and send a message to the readers.The character in the novel of Secret Life of Bees that Kidd makes me particularly admire is August Boatwright. August breaks the stereotype of black women in the South during this period. She lives in her own home with her two sisters and runs a successful business. Although she was once a housekeeper for Lily's mother, August also graduated from college and became a high school teacher.
“Hardship adds to the strength of the people and artists we become. Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina” (Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.) The book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince, is an epic and fearless autobiography. The literary themes destruction of beauty, growing up, and displacement all are incorporated into this novel. Self confidence is major in life.
Women have always been given guidelines to follow and if they are not followed they are judged by others, this still holds true today;8 however they have a bit more leeway. In the late 1800’s, there was no leeway at all, there was a set of virtues women must follow to be seen as the ideal woman. In the short story, “The Storm,” written by Kate Chopin, she uses symbolism and repetition to show that woman can still be an individual outside of the virtues they are assigned to follow and live up to, to argue that the reality set in place for them was not the only reality they had to live, they could be themselves as well. These cardinal virtues being, “piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity” (Welter,57). Are coming from, Welter’s, “The Cult of True Womanhood.” If these cardinal virtues were not withheld the woman would be looked down upon by society and shunned for her actions.
From writing books to writing in newspapers. Paulina Wright Davis started the first journals made for women, Una (Una is the latin word unum, which means one). Maybe other women wrote some great books and changed people's lives. For example The Bonte Sisters written by Jane Austen. The Bonte Sisters was a great book that talked about how these three sisters had to work many jobs and suffer to get money to help their families, This book shows us the importance of women and how they always work hard and try to achieve all their goals although sometimes the community makes it impossible because they never provide things that women need , for example education or jobs they were always rarely found in a community that never understood the meaning of women.The famous read book was by a women Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin.
Eleanor wished for a divorce but didn 't get one due to the fact that it would ruin Franklin’s political career. Instead she stayed strong which enabled Franklin to keep his job. While Franklin remained president, she inspired to do more than just be first lady. She did a ton of work to help the children. Because of her the National Youth Administration was founded, an organization that offered money to students in exchange for work and provided on the job training.
Women have numerous roles in this Revolutionary War. Despite the fact that women are not permitted to join the military, several women are still serving as secret soldiers amid the Revolutionary War. The absolute most usual roles for women in the Revolutionary War are laundresses, housekeepers, cooks, water bearers, and seamstresses for the armed force. Several women additionally are serving as spies in the American Revolution. As medical attendants, house keepers, soldiers or spies, these women are risking their lives to serve the nation.
Suffragette was the name granted to these women. One of history’s most famous suffragettes was a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton accomplished many things in her lifetime. One of her most memorable moments was when she gave the speech The Destructive Male at the 1868 Women’s Suffrage Convention. With this speech she passionately states how the intelligent, wise female is kept from having any involvement in the world and how this affects our nation since
The author first states, “On the commencement of actual war, the Women of America manifested a firm resolution to contribute as much as could depend on them to the deliverance of their county.” here shows how women contributed to the Revolutionary War when the men were fighting for freedom. The author then asserts, “So many famous sieges where the Women have been seen forgetting the weakness of their sex, building new walls, digging trenches with their feeble hands, furnishing arms to their defenders, they themselves darting the missile weapons on the enemy, resigning the ornaments of their apparel and their fortune to fill the public treasury, and to hasten the deliverance of their county, burying themselves under its ruins, throwing themselves into the flames rather than submit to the disgrace of humiliation before a proud enemy.” indicates that the author seeks women to do famous accomplishments like how men do, but women cannot with the weakness of their sex. Lastly, the author states, “Let us not lose a moment; let us be engaged to offer the homage of our gratitude at the altar of military valor, and you, our brave deliverers, while mercenary slaves combat to cause you to share with them the irons with which they are loaded, receive with a free hand our offering, the purest which can be presented to your virtue,” the
This brings me to describe the other amazing role that women played in the civil war, such as: hidden soldiers, nurses, spies, war relief workers, and even simple homemakers. One of the most interesting a fascinating roles that women played during the great Civil War was being an undercover soldier. The numbers of hidden female soldiers range from 400-750. Since it was illegal for women to go to battle, the dames of that time had to disguise themselves. Not only does this mean their appearance, but also their name and voice.