Women earn an average of seventy-seven cents for every dollar earned my men(Anonymous). Women aren’t being represented in higher paying fields meaning that men are most likely taking those jobs and leaving the women without a chance to get in and getting a similar wage. The median annual earning for white females is
For a very long time, the voting rights of the citizens have been a problem in the US. It started out with only men with land being able to vote, and then expanded to white men, and then to all men. However, women were never in the situation, they were disregarded and believed to not be worthy enough to have the same rights as men. They were essentially being treated as property, therefore having no rights. But, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she hits upon the point that women are just as righteous as men.
The early 1900s were a time of widespread social and political change in America. During this time, many Americans adopted new, more modern ideas about labor, cultural diversity and city life. Some of these Progressive ideas were brought about by the need for reform in the workplace due to the grown of large companies and rapid industrialization. Not everyone supported the ideas of the Progressive Movement, however. Anti-Progressives, especially in the South, preferred traditional, rural lifestyles, and a slower, simpler way of living. They resisted change brought about by industrialization, opposed immigration and integration, and held tightly to their racist beliefs, which continued to be validated by the Jim Crow laws. During this time,
The Progressive Era The Progressive Era, which lasted from 1892 -1920 was a period of wide spread social activism that sought for political reform. Activist sought to remove corrupted representatives and regulate monopolies with an overall objective too further enhanced direct democracy. Activist of the progressive era sought too reformed and change every aspect of state, society and the economy. This Era both hindered and advanced the country by improving the social, cultural and economical way of operating the country.
During the progressive era our country faced many problems. The rise of substantial businesses caused industrial problems. Women suffrage, alcohol, child labor, and safety issues caused social problems. The necessitation of citizens in government decisions also caused political problems. Progressives were people who wanted to solve all of these quandaries.
The Gilded age was a period in the late 1800s (1865-1900) that showed tremendous increase of wealth caused by the industrial age. The lifestyle of the rich during this period hid the many problems of the time that eventually brought about the progressive era movement. This was a movement for reform between 1900-1920s. Progressives typically held that the irresponsible actions of the rich were corrupting both public and private life. Forces such as immigration, the Populist Party and industrialization that led to the progressive era also impacted the American government both in its activeness and its democracy.
“Women are coaxed, flattered, courted, but they are not respected by many men as they out to be; neither do they respect themselves as they should” (Horace Greeley ”Women’s Rights”). After the Revolutionary War women’s rights did not see a dramatic change. Some states allowed women to vote while others did not. With the adoption of the Bill of Rights, these amendments only attain to white males only. It wasn’t until the mid-1800 that Elizabeth Stanton began to lead for women right movements. In 1848 “three hundred men and women attend the convention in the Wesleyan Methodist chapel; of those one hundred signed the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments” (Alison Parker, The Seneca Falls Convention).
The topic of equal rights is still as relevant today as it was back in the late 1800's when women were fighting for their rights. Though today we are fighting on a different level for different reasons, it is fair to say that the women that fought for their right to vote had to put up a very long and hard fight. Not only were they fighting to be seen as equal to men, they were also trying to get the world to see the progress they had made when their husbands went away to war. They were very adamant in trying to prove that not only could women do everything men could do, but they could also do it better in some cases. When the women who voiced their opinions were scoffed at by the men they knew they equaled, they knew they had to keep fighting if they wanted to have a chance for a full opportunity at
We all know that women didn 't have as many rights as men, and they still don 't. Women can now do more than they used to, but they still aren 't equal with men. They have had to fight for so many things like the right to vote and to be equal to men. The 19th amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote, brought us a big step closer. The Equal Rights Movement also gave us the chance to have as many rights as men. Women have always stayed home, cleaned the house, and didn 't even get an education.
The wage-gap between women and men in America exist. The income inequality exist because of male-dominated companies. In huge corporation, men are more likely to receive a raise and promotion in the workplace. Companies look towards male worker compared to female workers because health benefits the companies have to deal for towards women. Women cannot help if they have to go off work to deliver a baby.
Pre-Write Topic: The impact of women on political and social reforms Footprint: American Progressive Era, 1880s – 1920s Setting the Scene: The Progressive Era was a time of extensive reformation across the United States. Outline of your arguments supported by evidence: - Social change: New inventions increased jobs creating independence, altering family life and leading to protests on wage, birth control, and workplace regulations.
On “March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Waist Company in New York City,” and as a result of the building being engulfed, 146 employees were killed (Fire!). Most of the victims burned to death, but some chose to leap from the top floors to their death in order to spare themselves the excruciating pain of being burned alive. The “Death List Shows Few Identified” article, published by the New York Times, recounts the identified dead, unidentified dead, reported missing, and injured. All in all, the article, published on March 26, 1911 (a day after the fire), reported 32 identified dead, 35 unidentified dead (where they could actually make out of human qualities), 39 unidentified dead (where they were burned beyond recognition), 21 reported missing, and 24 injured.
If I could choose any historical time period to live in, I would choose to live in the time period of the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era strikes me as particularly interesting as it was a time when creativity and inventing was flourishing. Many new inventions were developed between the years of 1890 and 1920. Some of these iconic inventions include the stop sign and smoke detector, both of which were invented in invented in 1890, the semi-automatic shotgun and vertical filing cabinet, both invented in 1898, as well as grocery bag and hydraulic brake, invented in 1918.
In today’s world, it seems to be that women have the same rights as men, but it wasn't always this way. The speech “Women’s Rights to Suffrage” by Susan B Anthony is the most compelling of all. Susan B Anthony persuades the audience that all women should have the same rights as men. It’s shown through the speech that the federal constitution says “we the people”, the government has no right to take away rights from just one gender, and that women are considered people as well. The fact that the constitution says “we the people” is a primary point in this speech.
It is proven that gender does contribute to a difference in wages in society and there for another cause of wealth inequality. The U.N. has found that gender discrimination is still a significant factor in holding many women and children around the world in poverty. In many countries, there is a gender income gap in the labor market. For example, in America, statistics show that “The median full-time salary for women is 78 percent of that of men”; despite the fact women make up half the workforce. One of the reasons women earn less income/money in their lifetime is usually because they are single mums and/or have more people/family to support on their