The 19th Amendment We have all heard of the 27 amendments at one time or another, but could you tell the meaning of each one? Each individual amendment has a its reasons for becoming an amendment, going through the process of being ratified and then eventually becoming an amendment. The 19th amendment took time and many people, especially women fighting for their rights that they deserved.
They Did It ! Recently a decision was made that will change America forever. On August 18th Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, therefore granting women the right to vote in all states. This decision with certainly be met with both support and opposition from many.
1. Conditions before the 19th amendment In order to understand the following information, it is important to examine the conditions before the 19th amendment was passed. This also helps us to understand the resistance that the women’s suffrage movement faced. Prior to the amendment, women were not legally allowed to vote.
Semester 1 Final Question #51 Some stories/events we discuss in class is the 19th amendment,The 19th amendment was about the women suffrage and the right to vote,it was known as the woman suffrage. It was all ratified August 18,1920,” The U.S was founded its a female citizen and it diddnt share all of the rights as men”,And giving the rights to vote,It all diddnt happen until 1848, then the movement for women the women rights launched on a national level with a convention with the Seneca Falls, And it was all organized by oblitionist Elizebth Cady Stanton and Lucreita Mott. Also after 70 years of all the fighting they finally got it to come togther and fall in place with the passage of the 19th amendment. The
Our group’s job was to propose a 28th Amendment to the constitution by making changes to article I section 8 and article II section 2 of the constitution. Article I section 8 of the constitution states that the congress has the power to declare war and raise and support armies. Article II Section 2 states that the president shall be the commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States. We proposed that the Congress should have the option to elect a new commander in chief in case of an emergency or if the Congress feels that the president is not doing a decent job with the situation. We also proposed that the president should have the option to withdraw from the commander in chief position if there is an emergency in the country
The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) The amendments were put into place to protect the rights and civil liberties of all American citizens from the federal government. However, prior to the fourteenth amendment, there was no certainty with the constitution. The constitution did not state in a clear enough way who was protected under it and exactly what rights you had as an American Citizen. The 14th amendment was in response to the just passed thirteenth amendment, which ended slavery in all of the southern states.
No matter what gender you are, if you are thankful for women’s rights, you can thank Susan B. Anthony. Without her, women would not have an education, a right to vote, or rights in general. Although, for some reason, if you’re not thankful, let’s see if her story can change your mind. At a very young age, Susan B. Anthony started developing a strong sense of morals, and what they should be, but mostly, what they should not be. She and her family moved to Battenville, New York for the sake of her father receiving a better job opportunity.
Whether it be Susan B. Anthony, a women’s rights activist who dedicated most of her life for women to be able to obtain equal rights as men, or Coco Chanel, an influential women’s fashion designer who incorporated some of menswear into women’s attire like The Chanel Suit which was designed for women who wanted careers in male-dominating industries, they still played a role in women’s rights.
During the historical Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Fourteenth Amendment was, debatably, the most important document of the future; furthermore, it is logical to conclude that however it was initially interpreted would have a considerable impact on the decades to follow. Thus, the Supreme Court's’ initial rulings- on the Slaughterhouse Cases and Bradwell v. Illinois- regarding how the Fourteenth Amendment protected the legal rights of all citizens practically diminished the Fourteenth Amendment to merely a piece of paper; the Supreme Court justices, who opposed the Fourteenth Amendment, used their power to to purposely misconstrue the meaning behind the dual citizenship clause- All persons born or naturalized in the United States are
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.
There was a recent storm in Hollywood, Florida that left many homes without power. This storm also affected prisoners that were still kept in prisons that lacked of power, supplies, and plumbing during the emergency. This situation relates to The Eighth Amendment. The Eighth Amendment protects people from “cruel or unusual punishment”. Some might view that keeping them in prisons is wrong and against their will.
The struggle for these and other rights would take hundreds of years. OthOther women of intelligence and prominence continued the fight and although she did not attend the convention at Seneca Falls, Susan B. Anthony is a woman who is strongly associated with the women’s suffrage movement in the nineteenth century. Anthony grew up in a politically active family and they worked in the abolitionist movement as well as the temperance movement in the late 19th century. It was while working on the temperance movement that she became inspired to work for women’s rights.
The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments in our Constitution which protect our fundamental rights and ensure a limited government. In 1868 the 14th Amendment was added, which guarantees citizens equal protection under the law and due process. For the Bill of Rights to be effective it would have to protect everyone rights equally, but there are too many cases when minorities or anyone else’s rights are infringed. Therefore the Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment is ineffective and does not protect the rights of all citizens. Someone’s race, gender, and religion could all affect how they are treated.