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.
1. (1 point) woman’s suffrage movement (2 points) Susan Anthony was a pioneer crusader for the woman’s suffrage movement. (3 points) Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer crusader for the woman’s suffrage movement, which means she was helpful in getting women the right to vote. (4 points) In paragraph 1, it says that Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer crusader for the woman suffrage movement in the United States and that she worked to help women have the right to vote.
As women become breadwinners and started working in factories they wanted a greater voice in society. No longer willing to sit at home taking care of the family women became increasingly active in the quest for their own suffrage. They want a right to vote in order to elect politicians that had progressive beliefs. The first women 's rights meeting in the United States, was held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. At this convention, the delegates called for the right to vote, among other women 's rights.
For a long time, men viewed women as inferior. They had almost no rights and were there mostly for taking care of the house and children. This continued well into the 1800s and even the beginning of the 1900s. Of course, there were a view exceptions to this. Some of the more notable ones include Cleopatra, the last independent Pharoah and Joan of Arc, a girl who fought for the French during the Hundred Years War with England.
For a very long time, the voting rights of the citizens have been a problem in the US. It started out with only men with land being able to vote, and then expanded to white men, and then to all men. However, women were never in the situation, they were disregarded and believed to not be worthy enough to have the same rights as men. They were essentially being treated as property, therefore having no rights. But, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she hits upon the point that women are just as righteous as men.
The 19th amendment is when the U.S Constitution granted American women the right to vote. This amendment is also known as women’s suffrage. Since the U.S founded women were considered second class citizens the movement for women’s equality lasted more than 70 years. During the 1800s women were always lower than men.
Civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony once said, “The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man” (Brainy). This quote explains what Anthony believes: she believes that women are equal to men, and the whole world will one day see that. She had fought for women’s rights all her life, until she was put in the grave. Susan B. Anthony’s involvement in civil disobedience was due to personal influences, she chose to participate in civil disobedience to advocate for women’s rights, and she did achieve success using this controversial method of standing up for what she strongly believes to be right. Civil disobedience is a person/group of people who peacefully protest laws or rights.
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.
The Second Great Awakening was extremely influential in shifting the minds towards reform in people across America. The mentality of the people at this time was closed minded and had acceoted their way of living. Among other factors, Charles Finney played and important role in the success of the Second Great Awakening. “Much of the impulse towards reform was rooted in the revivals of the broad religious movement that swept the Untied States after 1790.” Revivals during the Second Great Awakening awakened the faith of people during the 1790s with emotional preaching and strategic actions from Charles Finney and many other influential preachers, which later helped influence the reforms of the mid-1800s throughout America.
In the two text pieces, “Making Sarah Cry” and “Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote!” , there is a similar theme, courage, which shows up throughout the passages. In, “Making Sarah Cry”, Sarah shows courage by sticking up for the boy. But in, “Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote!”, Susan shows courage by fighting for women to have the right to vote even when she could have been arrested. While both of these text pieces share the same theme, they use it differently because in, “Making Sarah Cry”, Sarah shows courage for one person while in, “Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote!”, Susan shows courage for a whole nation by influencing others.