The event I attended was called Enter Helen. It was about a book that was written based to the life of Helen Gurley Brown. The event was very small and held at a bookstore named Powerhouse, which is located in Dumbo Brooklyn situated between the Brooklyn and the Manhattan bridges. I really liked the location that was chosen to host the event since it had breathtaking views of both the bridges and the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. At the event they served wine however I did not partake since I had just came off of a twelve hour shift at work and was also driving.
"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." —Madeleine Albright. In the 19th century, women did not have many rights to their name. They could not vote, they could not own property, and even speaking in public was looked down upon. Anti-slavery advocates existed, but women’s rights advocates did not. However, women began to speak out for their beliefs and slowly but surely, a women’s rights movement arose.
In July of 1848, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the first women's rights movement in Seneca Falls, New York where women spoke up about how they deserved better education, employment, and to be able to have a political say. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives; in the religion she asked to believe; the quality and social life... A place in the trades and professions... Is because of her birthright self-sovereignty,” were the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1892 that inspired many women to join the fight. Another argument these women used was that they would create a maternal commonwealth.
Did the United States show weakness by giving in to its people? The 18th and 21st Amendments of the United States Constitution just might shed some light on the situation. The ratification of the 18th Amendment, January 16, 1919, stirred up feelings of the American people. Americans started to express their thoughts and shared them with the government, this led to the ratification of the 21st amendment, December 5, 1933. This act of the United States government was made to please the people, some consider it a trade-off for America.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a woman who was denied entry to the World Anti-Slavery Movement because she was a woman. After being denied entry, Stanton realised that women should have just as many rights as men, including women’s suffrage (History.com Staff). When men and women are compared, neither one is greater than the other. We are all equal. Stanton shared the same views stating that we are all equal.
The Declaration Sentiment The movements of American women grew as a result of an abolitionist drive of that happened between the 1830s and 1840s. In the ancient America, gender roles were enshrined in laws in most societies. Women were to get married and take care of their families. No woman was allowed to go out of their homestead once they got married to a working husband.
World War I changed many aspects of American society and led to a very large shift in U.S. foreign policy away from isolationism and toward involvement in world affairs. Many circumstances led to the shift in American position regarding entrance into the war such as, The Zimmerman note, and German U boats. World War I Impacted American society by changing and improving the roles of women in the U.S and a new found use of propaganda. The Zimmerman note was a letter and or note issued from the German foreign office in January 1917 that offered a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the event that the U.S entered the War and fought against Germany .
Six well-bred women stood before a judge in the Washington D.C. police court on June 27, 1917. Not thieves, not drunks, not prostitutes, like the usual attendants there. They included a university student, an author of nursing books, a prominent campaign organizer, and 2 former school teachers. All were educated accomplished and unacquainted with criminal activity, but on that day they stood in a court of law with their alleged offense, “Obstructing traffic”. What they had actually done was stand quietly in front of the White House holding banners, urging president Woodrow Wilson to add one sentence to the constitution: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any account of sex”.
The lives of women were effected in two major ways during wartime. The first and most obvious effect that war had on women, is not having a husband at home to take care of the task conceptualized as a “man’s job,” which forced women into new roles. Secondly, women gained a temporary political voice. These two major effects each had their own long term consequences that varied based on which war was being fought. During the War for Independence women filled the roles of men and ran the households, kept shops open, worked for wages to support the family, and other “manly task.”
If I were to have suddenly inherited one million dollars, I would distribute it between some of the movements that were happening during the Progressive movement, also known as Progressivism. Progressivism was a period in U.S. history that focused mainly on seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunities, and to correct injustices in the American life. Even though it life seemed great to many, and to those around the world who didn’t actually live in the country, many failed to see the underside of things, or the dark side, so to speak, of things that were going on. But thanks to the muckrakers, one of the few journalists who exposed the corrupt side of business and public life, things were made much visible and obvious for everyone to see that there was a problem with our society and the values that the current government seemed to hold. I would donate the six hundred thousand to end child labor.
The Women’s Suffrage Movement was the seventy two year fight and movement leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment that granted women the right to vote. Before the nineteenth century, women were seen as property of their father or husband, and it was not until the mid-1800’s that women began to gain rights similar to men. Women had sought to obtain additional rights held already by men. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul were among the many women that led and fought for equal rights and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. Women in the United States had little to no rights in comparison to men until 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment was signed, giving women their deserved rights that allowed
During the Progressive Era, the federal government and reformers were mostly successful in bringing about national reform. An increased effort to improve working conditions, equality for race and gender, and the nation’s economy and government was taken. This action was enforced by the federal government, therefore showing that they were involved in the process.
Throughout her life, Nellie McClung strove to improve life, not just for women but for all Canadians. She was an active suffragette, writer, and politician. McClung was born in Chatsworth, Ontario, on October 20, 1873. When she was seven years old, she moved to Manitoba, which was where she contributed to the suffragette movement later in her life. When she was 23, she married and moved to Winnipeg, where she continued to fight for change for women.
During the 1800’s, those who saw social prejudice or corruption started many reform movements to correct the difficulties in America. The Second Great Awakening really helped shape the United States into a religious nation and paved the way through the reform movements, while stressing individual choice that caused an uprising in denominations leading to followers by the masses. Antislavery abolitionism became a movement mostly because of influence from the religious revival that was taking place, and demonstrating to all of those religious that slavery is a sin. Reformists of the antislavery movement transformed their thoughts forward of equality to all people, no matter their race.