First woman to serve in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, stated “How shall we explain to them the meaning of democracy if the same Congress that voted to make the world safe for democracy refuses to give this small measure of democracy to the women of our country.” The 19th amendment was a major step for women’s rights in America. Many years of hardships led up to the breakthrough that serves as a reminder to all those who fought for their rights. There were many key people and organizations that fought for the woman’s suffrage movement. They took part in protest, strikes, and conventions for the right to vote.
Although slaves and women did not gain political representation, the Atlantic Revolution was successful because it increased social equality and rights for citizens. In document 2 the first article state “Men are born and remain free and equal rights” and article 6 state “It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes.” Not only did the second and six article states everyone equal. Overall the article are helping bring that social and give them new rights.
Election of 1876 was the end of reconstruction. Rutherford B. Hayes, republican, was running for president against Samuel J. Tilden, democrat. According to document K, Hayes won the election of 1876 because of three southern states didn't give him the electoral votes. South Democrats made a deal with Hayes to take away the military troops and Republicans from the south from then they would vote for Hayes this then lead to Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws were Laws made to enforce segregation of blacks from whites.
Imagine being trapped in a damp, dark, cage as a form of punishment for something that seems completely out of your grasp. Prisons were understaffed and as barbaric as it gets the people charged with crimes were whipped. The primary cause for their creation was to keep the crooks from harming any people right? Everyone in solitary confinement is treated the same way but not everyone came for the same reason. In fact, mentally ill people were considered to be harsh maniacs which did not receive treatment for a long time.
If we want to get something great it will take a lot of effort. This is exactly what women did to help get their goal on August 18, 1920. Although many thought they would not win their battle, they did. They made it possible for all women to have the ability to vote. What they accomplished, showed that through willpower and courage, anything can be achieved.
Women suffrage was a prominent issue during the 18th century. Before the issue arose, women had very typical characteristics and roles in society. They mostly stayed home and cared for their children and completed house work. Moreover, women commonly did not have social and legal rights. Their spouse was considered the brains and wealth of the family.
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 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
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby develops an illustration of women and their position in society during this time period, based on the characters and events in the novel. As traditional Victorian values were left behind, the 1920s roared with a new era of freedom for women and their roles. Remarkable changes occurred for women in their appearance, jobs, politics, and social expectations. Women stood up, laws were enacted, and attitudes and views gradually changed. The 1920s brought a new found liberation for women that progressively changed their roles in society.
Disobedience is a noble act. Progress can be made with disobedience. Disobedience helps society improve and make progress. Some people believe that rules should never be broken. These people believe disobedience is a dangerous act instead of a courageous one.