Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do.
“Susan B. Anthony: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” (Cayton, 637) These words were main ground of the whole movement; voting rights should not signify by sex but by nationality. This amendment eventually failed during that time, and every suffragist began to promote this Anthony Amendment at the end of each
The 1920s, also known as the roaring 20s, can be identified as an era of social revolution. Even though the actions of the decade aided in shaping modern beliefs and ideas, not all proposals were openly welcomed. The United States became socially divided as new issues, including urbanization and modifications traditional values, presented themselves. The beginning of such societal segregation can be traced back to the time of the Great War. Social changes that lead to debate, such as the flapper lifestyle and Prohibition, are in direct relationship with the results of the war.
Taylor Mill argued that there should be no laws over marriage and that women should retain all rights to their children in case of divorce. She wrote the highly influential essay titled Enfranchisement of Women she argues that Women and Men should generally be considered as equal, this seems like a generally obvious statement compared to the ones from bell hooks, but this was the early 1800’s a time when feminism was just developing as an ideology .Her ideas were significantly more radical than those of most feminist at the time and even more radical than those of her husband. This perhaps due to her background of a relatively middle to high class women. Bell hooks would argue that she could develop these radical ideas because she could hide behind the success of her
During the time of the Progressive Era in 1900s-1920s, the majority of the American believed that the industrialization, immigration, and the urbanization had produced critical social disorders and believes that reforms were needed to be reshaped America. They also believed that it was time to eliminate the problem caused by the corruption in the government and promote the improvement in order to address the social and economic problems. People like Theodore Roosevelt and W.E.B.Du Bois also accepted that change was needed to improve and develop. The major changes were made in social, economic and political reforms. But, was the Progressive Era a success?
1920’s DBQ The 1920’s were a period of tension between the traditionalists and modernists. The tension between these two groups was aroused by the economical advancements, social developments, and cultural changes in the 1920s. These tensions were manifested by the economic outburst and the passing of certain laws. Socially, Congress passed the 19th Amendment which allowed women the right to vote. Economically, the introduction of the automobile, radio, and the airplane brought prosperity in America.
The Roaring Twenties led to social, political, and economic changes in the United States. The Twenties were one of the most influential time periods of the 1900’s. In the 1920’s America was battling a cultural war between traditional fundamentalists and liberal-minded urbanites. America was faced with a choice: stick with what they have always known or create a new era of change. There are several significant events that highlighted the split between the “two Americas” including Prohibition, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, evolution and the Scopes “Monkey” trial, mass consumerism, and changing attitudes about gender roles, sex, and Women’s rights.
I say this because many Americans who were ignored such as women and African-Americans were now in the limelight for the nation to see. With women finally getting the right to vote with the passing of the 19th amendment, the stage was set for Women to have a dominant role in 1920’s culture. Progressive Women during this time, also known as flappers, were distinct from other women as they behaved and dressed in a boldly unconventional manner. These women pushed for and promoted their agenda, which included women’s suffrage, the repeal of prohibition, and the push for having more women in the workforce. Similarly, a number of African-Americans were also emerging from a history subjugation.
Feminism is the political movement that achieved social, political and economic equality of the sexes and to change the hierarchical power relations between the sexes. We can say that Mary Wollstonecraft is the mather of feminism is not wrong. She said "if woman is not breeded with education as a head-friends of a man, some obstructions are formed on the spreading of information and virtue, because reality should be accesible otherwise it will be uneffective in the general application." and she makes this sentence a rule. O 'Neill argued that Wollstonecraft learned literacy that is a privilege male-specific in that period and she refused the marriage that is only means of living for girls, and then she left from her home.
Feminism Women’s rights are like waves both revealing and hiding some truths. Feminism means to remove any inequality that is between sexes. It also means that I believe in equal rights and equal pay for women. Feminism also is a social movement that deals with political views of a feminist. It’s not one gender having power over the other, and that men have a birth right to be the dominant gender.
He replied to her plea in a letter of his own claiming “…, We know better than to repeal our Masculine systems” (Adams 57). Despite the support John Adams had of women gaining independence, he knew that other men were not. Over seventy years later, while petitioning for the rights of women, Susan B. Anthony frequently addressed the opposing side of the debate against the women’s suffrage movement. In her noteworthy speech given in New York about the bias of rejecting women’s suffrage, she identified the notable argument which was the cornerstone of the anti-women side of the debate. Anthony counseled, “It is urged that the use of the masculine pronouns he, his and him in all the constitutions and laws, is proof that only men we meant to be included in their provisions” (Anthony 281).
The prohibition, one of America’s most infamous historical events was an attempt to change the drinking habits of the American people. originating from a progressive movement in the beginning 1900’s mostly supported by women, the anti-alcohol consumption campaign along with women’s rights movements and unionization of workers, it influenced the Congressional decision on alcohol. It was initiated with the Eighteenth Amendment to the constitution, which prohibited selling, manufacturing, transporting, importing and exporting alcoholic beverages.
In 1972 the ERA was sent to the states to be ratified but the amendment fell two states short and was therefore not included in the constitution. In this article, many scholars argue that the ERA is needed to increase the standard of law that is now used to settle sex discrimination cases. They also believe it would help women that believe they are being denied equal rights. These assumptions
The Texas Defense of Marriage Act, “eliminating the freedom to marry for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Texans in same-sex relationships”, (Equality Texas 1) was also passed in the Texas Legislature in 2003. It was followed by an amendment, which was quite similar, to the Texas Constitution in 2005. “Restricting the freedom to marry runs counter to basic Texas values like self-determination and the freedom of people to live their lives without government interference. Both the Texas Constitution and Texas Statute should be amended so that all Texans have the freedom to marry the person they love.” (Equality Texas 1) Proponents of marriage equality in Texas have worked extensively for the cause. The Equality Texas Foundation is an organization which strongly supports marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans.