Stanton participated at World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840 jointly with Garrison and she was denied to give an official speech due to her sex and requested to sit in back part a part from the view of present men. Although she had a huge support from men from the group, the other men abolitionist still opposed women’s participation in abolitionism. In 1848 in Seneca Falls Convention she drafted the Declaration of Sentiments modeled on the Declaration of Independence where she stressed the inferior status of women and demanded voting rights for women claiming that men and women are equal. The Declaration passed and thus represented a big step forward for gaining the civil, social, political, rights of women. She advocated for universal suffrage for white and black women and later she opposed to Frederick Douglas, who signed the Declaration of Sentiments but did not support the universal suffrage and thought that it is less important than black male suffrage.
The strategies that Garrett Hardin used to develop his idea in “Lifeboat Ethics” was rhetorical devices and logical fallacies mainly in the sense that he used metaphors rhetorical questions and circular arguments as well as ethos and logos statements. In Susan B Anthony’s speech after being convicted of voting she argues that though she voted in a presidential election during a period when American women weren’t allowed to to vote she states that she didn’t commit any crime and that she was only exercising her citizen’s rights. She succeeds proving her point because she although it was illegal for women to vote she explains that the constitution says that every person should have the human right to vote and own land. With that she ask if a women is a person just to let the fact that she’s right sink in. In an Indian Father’s plea Medicine Grizzly Bear Lake makes an argument against his son’s teacher claiming he is a slow learner.
The speech explains how we aren’t, by mentioning how not everyone has a say in things. It mostly deals with voting rights and women’s rights. The main point of “The Fundamental Principle of a Republic”, is that we claim to be a Republic, but we aren’t since not everyone has an equal opportunity and voice in things. In Anna Howard Shaw 's speech, she starts off by talking about how a government who claims to be a Republic should be a Republic. This happens often throughout her speech.
She says that she will work with half a dozen men to decide what to do. Another response by Elizabeth was in Document 11, a speech to Parliament in which she states how men are not needed on the throne because she alone can care for society. Throughout these documents, she neglects to defend herself as being able to rightly lead the Church of England. However, in Document 12, her speech to English troops before the attempted invasion of the Spanish Armada, she passionately defends her ability to rule just the same as any king. Elizabeth showed how she was for the people and would lead them as well, as she did with the destruction of
Susan B. Anthony, a women 's rights activist, In her post arrest speech,(1873), proves that the government has no rights that keep women from theirs. She accomplishes this by first citing evidence in the constitution stating that all the people of America are free citizens, she continues with a legal standpoint of how you can’t disregard a half of the people, followed by a personal opinion on what this sexist nation is brewing in families, and ends with a dictionary definition of what a citizen is and a touch of anti-racism. Anthony inspires a change, with all the evidence and facts she leans you towards her side in order change the nation, she doesn 't want sexism to exist anymore than we want another war. She 's addressing all of the true citizens, not just white men but everyone born in the U.S., women, blacks, the whole 9 yards, and she talks to them, she tries to convince everyone to make it a true free nation. Granted it is a great speech for her to think of this on the fly, but it has a couple issues.
Susan B. Anthony, a woman who was arrested for illegally voting in the president election of 1872, in her “On Women's Right to Vote” speech, argues that women deserve to be treated as citizens of America and be able to vote and have all the rights that white males in America have. She begins by introducing her purpose, then provides evidence of how women are citizens of America, not just males by using the preamble of the Constitution, then goes on about the how this problem has became a big problem and occurs in every home in the nation, and finally states that women deserve rights because the discrimination against them is not valid because the laws and constitutions give rights to every CITIZEN in America. Anthony purpose is to make the woman of America realize that the treatment and limitations that hold them back are not correct because they are citizens and they deserve to be treated like one. She adopts a expressive and confident tone to encourage and light the hearts of American woman. To make her speech effective, she incorporates ethos in her speech to support her claims and reasons.
“Women could not vote, serve on juries, or hold public office.” (Evans) “The fourteenth amendment guarantees equal protection under law” (Evans), women were not identified as a person, so they were not covered under this protection. In the novel, “One foot in Eden”, Amy was a wife during this time period of the early 1900’s. She had no rights as a person, and her only identity was that of her husbands. There was about to be major change in women’s right’s later on in the 20th century, such as, women’s right to vote, being able to have a job other than a quote, “stay at home mom”, they also were able to have a voice in a world solely ruled by men. “The expansion of women’s education, and women’s move into a wide variety of reform efforts and professions laid the ground for a massive suffrage movement that demanded the most basic right of citizenship for women.” (Evans) The Women’s Suffrage movement made way for women to have rights, just like every man in this world at this time.
Was Plato a Feminist? Plato was one of the only few philosophers from the ancient Greeks who believes the modern feminists’ view of men and women being equal in the society. Throughout the history, many people consider him as “the first feminist” and use his writings and dialogues as the support for the feminist movement. Plato asserts his belief in Book V of the Republic that jobs and responsibilities should be distributed by the person’s nature instead of neither the gender nor the appearance in an ideal state. The main argument of his belief is very similar to what feminist movements are proposing, which that the gender and biological differences should not determine the role of women in the society.
Let us have the rights we deserve” (Alice Paul). When the President first went into office, he did not support women's suffrage. By asking the President how long women must wait, Alice Paul refers to the the seventy years that women have fought for suffrage. Alice Paul makes a connection between liberty and suffrage, which keeps her motivated to fight for her right to vote. When Alice Paul asks the President for liberty, she asks for the right to
Wiesel starts his speech by recounting an experience from his childhood. He opens his speech with “Fifty-four years ago to the day, a young Jewish boy from a small town in the Carpathian Mountains woke up…” Through reciting a narrative in a third person voice, he stylistically frames his argument on indifference. Wiesel admonishes those who chose to “look away from victims” because in not “offering them a spark of hope”, we are betraying our own. Due to the positive social reforms the President is undertaking, he is filled with gratitude. He supports the President’s choice to circumvent indifference and help children, the homeless, and “the victims of injustice”.
The purpose of this speech is to prove that women are citizens, and should be granted the right to vote. The reason for Anthony 's speech, other than her being a women 's rights activist, is that herself and a group of her followers were unfairly jailed for having voted in the 1872 presidential election (Peck and Wilmore). The judge wouldn’t let her speak on her own defense because he believed women were too incompetent to defend themselves in court (Peck and Wilmore). In this speech Anthony goes on to say that she didn’t commit a crime but simply,”...exercised [her] citizen’s rights, guaranteed to [her] and all United States citizens...”. Anthony also emphasizes that while black males were allowed to vote by the fourteenth and fifteenth
The right to vote was a major, if not the most important issue on the agenda but so was the right to property and Labor Laws. A “Government by the people for the people.” was a term that these women did not take lightly. In the state of Texas these organizations fought for the right for women to hold political office with the same stipulations as men, the right to serve on a jury. The purpose of this paper is to report on the organizations that helped set the course for Texas Women and the right to vote. The first Women 's Rights Convention was held on July nineteenth in 1848 and lasted two days.
To me this makes voting it senseless to me since the candidate that the American people have voted for will not get elected because of the Electoral College. The American voting system needs to be change to whoever wins the popular vote should win the election because that is who the American voters have
It was clearly stated in the Declaration that "all men [were] created equal." The authors did not write men and women, or mankind, or humankind. Thus, their intentions in the usage of the word "men" were uncertain. However, John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, wrote a series of letters to each other. In one particular letter, Abigail, who was a feminist, wrote to John, "in the new Code of Laws… I desire you would Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them… Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of the Husbands."
The nineteenth amendment, gave women the right to vote. A right known as women 's suffrage. Women citizens did not share all of the same rights as men. The demand to vote became a centerpiece meaning woman not having the right to vote stood out to president Wilsons attention. Most people didn 't pay mind to women not having the right to vote.