Until the Civil war, she never stopped working for the American Anti-Slavery Society. But then she was more focused on pursuing women's rights. She started claiming the rights of both sexes and she established with her friend Stanton the American Equal Rights Association. In 1863 both Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton established the Women's Loyal National League to demand some constitution amendments in the United States. It was the first American Women’s organization for anti-slavery movement as it was the only political tool for women at that time.
When we go back to 19th century that was the time when it was witnessed that the male suffrage was prevailing in a number of countries and women suffrage was not there and somehow it ignited a spark among women to fight for themselves and for their rights so that they could be treated as humans and not as animals. In the year 1893, women were able to achieve equal voting rights at national level in New Zealand. The same pattern was followed in Australia in 1902. However, in America, England and Canada women could achieve same voting rights only after the First World War ended. Then came into being the famous movement called The Suffrage Movement during which the women fought for their equal voting rights which all men were enjoying at that time because they were of the view that they were a part of the society too and they deserve all the rights to elect their representatives.
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.
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The purpose of the speech was to pressure Congress into passing a legislation that would give women the right to vote in the United States of America.
Eleanor Roosevelt's Lifelong Journey to Success Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most influential women to go down in history and should be a role model for men and women of all ages, races, and religions. Not only was she the voice for many Americans, she also showed her compassion for human rights by making constant efforts to reach out to and stand up for the people. Eleanor Roosevelt was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, who served his term from 1901 to 1909. She was raised in a wealthy family, although, she did have a troubled childhood. In 1892, when Eleanor was eight years old, her mother passed away.
Isabella Baumfree was born in 1797. On June 1, 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth. Truth was one of the main leaders of the abolition movement and an early women's rights activist. She became a Methodist and preached on the abolition of slavery. In 1844, she joined an organization which supported women's rights along with religious tolerance and pacifism.
Angelina made the task for women’s equality with love and confidence. In 1838 her words were profound, and won the affinity of a limited minority. In conclusion, the amazing transition for women that have come about over the generations in family life, religion, government, employment, and education did not just happen overnight. Women themselves made these changes willfully happen. Women have not been laid back recipients of these amazing changes in laws and human nature.
Stanton again emphasized women’s political rights and their ability for self-sovereignty that men obtained without question in society. The best example of her echoing her earlier “Sentiments…” comes in the beginning of the speech, where she states that women “must have the same rights as all other members, according to the fundamental principles of our government” and that “her rights and duties are still the same; individual happiness and development.” Stanton makes an allusion to a specific group of women toward the conclusion of her speech, where she states that a married women with children, wealth, “fortune and position, has a certain harbor of safety,” and that such a woman, she examples, contains all the abilities and virtues men so seek in other men. After this, she states that an uneducated women who is “trained to dependence with no resources in herself, must make a failure of any position in life.” This create a quagmire in her thinking. Is Stanton claiming that, in order for a woman to exercise her rights, she must obtain the life of a privileged women, or is she simply drawing the companion that a housewife, by virtue of the multitude of jobs she has to perform, is made able, almost more able, than men to navigate the public and private spheres? Not necessarily.
This amendment finally gave them the right they thought almost impossible to achieve. It was first drafted as the federal women suffrage amendment and took many decades of struggles (almost forty years) to be ratified (“Nineteenth Amendment”). Senator S. C. Pomeroy of Kansas was the first one to introduce it in 1868. In 1920, it was finally ratified by three- fourths of the states and in Congress (“Women Get the Vote”). It was a lengthy struggle, but it was a great success for women since they proved men how equally important and intelligent they were and this was significantly acknowledged with the 19th amendment that clearly prohibited the denial of vote based on the sex of the
As in my second paragraph i talked about. But Sojourner truth was born in New york in 1997 . she fell in love with a slave named robert in 1815 , she had two daughters. Sojourner truth early years of freedom were marked by several strange hardships, in 1829 truth moved her and her son peter to new york city where she worked as a housekeeper for christian evangelist Elijah Pierson. On june 1 1843 isabella baumfree changed her name to sojourner truth devoting her life to methodism and the abolition of slavery.