But thanks to the women’s suffrage movement courage and tenacity women gained their right and went on to fight for equal representation in other fields such as in the courtroom, marriage, and job market. A world without women’s rights would look like Margaret Atwood famous dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” In the story, the government suspends the US Constitution and revokes all women’s rights, and establish a new regime largely based on the hierarchical model of the Old Testament inspired social and religious fanaticism. In this society women’s rights are strictly curtailed, the women are physically segregated by the color of clothing — blue, red, green, striped and white - to signify social class and assigned position ranked highest to
This was also known as the abolitionist movement (Susan, Bio). Anthony was raised as an independent and outspoken woman, and she never married anyone (Susan, History). Miss Anthony’s childhood and birth had affected her in many ways, especially her beliefs on women’s rights and what she did to help women gain more rights. Anthony chose to participate in civil disobedience to fight for women’s rights because she believed that women were equal to men, and they deserved the same rights. Anthony started out by wanting to speak at temperance rallies, but could not because she was a woman (Susan, House).
There are many leading figures who took a stand for women's rights, Alice Paul is one of them. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, women had very little rights and Alice Paul wanted to change that. Alice was taught at a young age that women and men should be equal. Paul decided that she wanted to make this a reality. In 1912,Paul became a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
A religious movement, that made religion more popular, between 1730 - 1740. Jonathon Edwards and George Whitefield were the two who set off the great awakening. Jonathon Edwards helped set off the Great Awakening because of in his “powerful” sermons, he would call on colonists, also young people, to examine their lives. He would preach of god’s sweetness and beauty, but at the same time he would warn the listeners to pay attention to the bibles teachings. Otherwise, they would be sinners.
"Failure is impossible" as Susan Anthony stated to assert that she would never give up defending women rights .she believed that women and men should have equal rights. And she spent her life calling for freedom for women, and she was always standing against slavery by all its meanings. When she were young she worked at her father`s mill instead of a woman that got tired and her father paid her money but he paid much more money for the men working there. And while she was a teacher she called for equal payment for both men and women. As men had "no more brains than women".
In the early 1800’s women were expected to confine themselves to the sphere of domestic concerns. They were unable to obtain a real education or pursue a professional career, could not own property after marriage, and were denied the right to vote. Although initially excluded from the abolitionist movement, William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper The Liberator was one of the first to welcome women into the movement. “Garrison encouraged women to join with their congregations in pouring out ‘supplication[s] to heaven on behalf of the slaves’ ” (Jeffrey, p 18). By the 1830’s, thousands of women were involved in the cause to abolish slavery.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an equal rights activist and suffragist. Before her work as a feminist, Elizabeth was an active abolitionist with with her husband and cousin. Unlike a lot of of women’s rights activists, she focuses on much more than suffrage and voting rights. She fought many battles still fought today. Elizabeth gave a speech titled “The Destructive Male” at a women’s rights convention in Washington D.C. in 1868.
Women’s suffrage: I believe that women should have equal rights as men and should not be treated like property, and that women should have the same freedoms as men! The declaration of sentiment was drafted at the women’s suffrage convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. I, Lucretia Mott, was one of the main speakers at the gathering for women’s suffrage. I also was one of the people that held the convention. I want my freedom By doing that I held a convention so men and women could make that possible.
The shift in thinking from the enlightenment sparked a change in thinking about religion in colonial America. The Great Awakening was a revitalization movement that ran across parts of Europe and the colonies in America. Because of the enlightenment people weren’t as religious as they used to be but during and after the Great Awakening people became more and more religious because of the different methods used by the preachers. Preachers used more emotion to deliver their sermons which made it more appealing to the people, George Whitefield being one of the most famous for this. The Great Awakening in a way unified the colonies, because it affected almost everyone in the country it brought together a sense of unity even though different types of christianity were formed due to the great Awakening.
Women were live in suffrage and they had no position in the society. As Karen Morley said, “ I spoke out on women’s rights, like equal pay for equal work.” ("Karen Morley Quote.") Women started publishing books about women rights, hoped to change the rule, gain right, from government and become equal to men. During 1832 William Lloyd Garrison, the American abolitionist, created an organization that focused on abolition and encouraged women attending Anti-Slavery Society.