The women’s suffrage movement paved the way for equal voting rights for all women throughout the twentieth century. Many strong and inspiring women fought for the rights that we now have today. One of them, including Alice Paul. Paul played a major role in pressuring Congress to pass the 19th amendment. Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America.
During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform, and it was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best. This movement was occurred in New York that has a huge impact on the whole United States.
Jane Addams is often refered to as a social and political pioneer. She seperated herself from what society belived a women should do and created many radical changes for that time period. Many of her fellow friends, characterized as going crazy and too hopeful. But in the years later to come, Jane Addams would redefine what a women can and should do. She once said, “Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled” (JaneAddams).
Anthony and Stanton must have been very determined to gain women’s suffrage rights! One major thing that she did was to vote illegally in the 1872 election. She was arrested afterwards, and they held a trial where they pressed charges. They were never paid off (Susan, Bio). The real question is though, did the daring duo fulfill their
In October, 1903, together with her daughters, Emmeline created the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), with a permanent motto of “Deeds, not words.” The organization was so named to “emphasize its democracy” and “define its object as political rather than propagandist.” The WSPU was also composed of women from all the different classes, exclaiming that women suffrage was desired by all women. A unique aggressive militant tactics that defied the notion of ‘proper women’ was adopted, such as disrupting parliament members’ speeches, held street meetings to increase people’s awareness, and strikes. As the reform of law had to be agreed by the government, this idea behind the militancy and attacks on both private as well as public properties were highlighted as Emmeline exclaimed, “There is something that governments care far more for than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy.” While participating in such activities was effective since it drew attention to the cause, doing so required a substantial commitment from the woman who broke social mores and drew attention also to herself. Every militant act of the W. S. P. U. required bravery from each member and Pankhurst encouraged them through resisting the government, even to the point of being sentenced to time in prison. Her campaign was further strengthen by her exclamation that women had suffered for their families, but never for themselves, and thus, women also have the rights to express themselves by exercising political rights.
However, despite being an ardent abolitionist during the Civil War who fought for the emancipation of all slaves , her liberal feminist theory was tainted by a marked strain of racism and elitism that became more conspicuous as she started pressing for women’s suffrage . This marked strain of racism within Stanton’s rhetoric for women’s suffrage can be exemplified by quotation from a letter of hers to the editor of the National Slavery Standard. In this letter, Stanton claimed that “the representative women of the nation” had done their best to free “the negro”, but “as the celestial gate to civil rights is slowly moving on its hinges, it becomes a serious question whether [the representative women of the nation] had better stand aside and see ‘Sambo’ walk into the kingdom first .” Sambo was used as a derogatory term for African American
Summary of article: The National American Woman Suffrage Association have tried to influence the federal government of giving the women the opportunity to vote. The association has gone through a long battle with the states on letting the path of the women’s right to vote for the next presidential election. Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Maine, Wisconsin, and Tennessee are the states they are fighting for presidential suffrage. Unfortunately, New Mexico was against women’s right to vote, and Vermont was under challenge. However, Iowa had granted Presidential suffrage to women.
Ann Dallas Dudley of Nashville, Abby Crawford Milton of Chattanooga, and Sue Shelton White of Jackson were prominent among those who fought to gain popular and legislative support for women’s suffrage, and among the national suffrage leaders in Nashville that summer was Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (www.sos.tn.gov). The demand for the vote was the most controversial of the twelve resolutions adopted at the first women 's rights convention in the United States and the only one that did not win unanimous approval. Suffrage seemed like such an outlandish idea at the time that it made feminists easy targets for ridicule
Elizabeth gave a speech titled “The Destructive Male” at a women’s rights convention in Washington D.C. in 1868. This speech was delivered 20 years after her first, but you can still hear the same frustration and anger in her words. In this speech, she argues that men have a history of being selfish, angry and war-loving, therefore being destructive. She believes that women could help bring more peace into the world, “for woman knows
How have these changes affected American society of Women 's Suffrage? I believe it has changed a lot during the years of struggling through to fight for women rights, finally, in 1919 the 19th Amendment got ratified. The struggle for women’s right to vote was one of the key elements in women’s overall fight for greater equality. Then Jobs, gender equality. "Over the past century, women in the United States and around the world have made great strides in the fight to gain economic, social and political equality.
Suffragette was the name granted to these women. One of history’s most famous suffragettes was a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton accomplished many things in her lifetime. One of her most memorable moments was when she gave the speech The Destructive Male at the 1868 Women’s Suffrage Convention. With this speech she passionately states how the intelligent, wise female is kept from having any involvement in the world and how this affects our nation since
For over 40 years women would have to rally together and publicly protest just for the right to vote. Women protesting and speaking out was considered very unladylike at the time (Rampton). This hard earned victory proved what women can do when organized and became a chronological landmark for the beginning of Women’s Liberation