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. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women 's rights activist, and in 1872 was arrested because she tried to vote and express her opinion in the presidential election. However, her decision was reasonable and she should not
Women tried to stick up for themselves earlier, but nobody listened. Women could not vote, could not get the jobs or the education they wanted, and they could not earn respect from men. As Martha E. Kendall wrote,“not all women married for love” (24). When women got married, their husbands were basically in control of them,
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. The National American Woman Suffrage Association regarded this win as completion of the year 's legislatures as a victory, since Iowa is the eighth state to let Presidential
Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist who fought for the right to vote for women. Anthony had several reasons for why a woman should not be deny the right to vote. Some of them being that women are also humans and as humans the constitution secures their rights and those rights could not be taken away.
During the years 1825-1850, in the United States, was the age of reform. A time where nationalism and pride grew in the hearts of the American people, that they struggled to bring back the true meaning upon which their country was built. Social, intellectual and religious reform movements in the United States during the years 1825-1850, caused the expansion of democratic ideals through the reformers and reform movements; such as the Women’s Rights Movement, Temperance Movement, Abolitionist Movement, Asylum Reform, Jail Reform, Transcendentalism and the Second Great Awakening, by introducing the idea in the increase of women’s rights, encouraging an abstinence from alcohol, abolishing slavery, improving the treatment of the mentally unstable,
In Iron Jawed Angels I was able to more deeply explore the complications and conflicts that women have faced to be seen as equals. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns overcome great obstacles to complete their most passionate goal. Their goal was to help women gain independence and acquire the right to vote in a male dominated society. Gender was and still is today a very controversial term. Woman’s suffrage was and still is today a huge issue in the world. The legal right of women to vote in the United States of America was established over the course of many decades. It was first allowed in various states and cities and then eventually nationally in 1920.
Suffrage means to have the right to vote in political elections. This concept is an ideal meaning for women throughout history, especially for the women population between late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Women suffrage commenced at the Seneca Falls, which later on had escalated to Unions, then led to the 15th and 19th amendment. Of course, the men of that time had belittled the women who believed that they were more than merely the traditional mothers and wives. Although, suffrage is not only just for females, but to the Black population too; both males and females. With determination and the passion burning within them, women and African Americans alike, had reached the right for suffrage.
The 14th Amendment of the Constitution emancipated the African-American slaves by stating that all citizens were to be free.Women were free in the United States;however, they were far from equal. The most significant way in which women weren’t equal is that they were not allowed to vote like their male counterparts.Women during the mid 19th century and into the early 20th century took notice of this fact and fought for years to give women the right to vote. Some women took what was viewed at the time as a radical approach by fighting for suffrage at the federal level, while other women took a more passive approach by fighting for suffrage at the state level. The women who fought for suffrage are known as suffragette. The suffragette that were
It is after 100 years of progress and social reform that I am here today, honoring writings of a muckraker from the 1800’s. Thank you all for being here today at the 100th Anniversary celebration to commemorate the bold and rebellious Susan B. Anthony. While creating a revolution when it comes to women’s voting rights, she also made a huge movement when it came to the abolishment of slavery in the United States.
Susan B. Anthony was one of the biggest leaders of the women’s rights movement because many men during the 19th century believed that women were not strong or smart enough to vote in government elections which is why women were not granted suffrage until August 18th, 1920. In Anthony’s speech that she gave in 1872, after being accused of voting in the presidential election, she argues that all of American citizens should have the right to vote and not just the white man. Anthony’s speech made several logical, ethical and emotional appeals which is what made her empowering and memorable speech set the tone for the women’s rights movement for decades to come.
A woman voter, Susan B. Anthony, in her speech, Woman’s Right to Vote (1873), says that women should be allowed to vote. She supports this claim first by explaining that the preamble of the Federal Constitution states that she did not commit a crime, then she goes on about how women should be able to vote, then about how everyone hates the africans, and finally that the people of the United States should let women and africans vote. Anthony’s purpose is to make women able to vote in order to give women the right to vote on decisions made by the people. She creates a serious tone for the people of the United States.
Throughout history, America has been idolized as the ultimate meritocracy: if one is born with exceptional skills and works very hard, they can become anything and achieve success. However, this is only true for one part of America. The “democratic experiment” was successful for wealthy white men by 1838, and it was increasingly accepting of other levels of wealth, but it was not fully successful because of all the people that it discriminated against.
The speech, “On Women’s Right to Vote” delivered on 1873 by Susan B. Anthony, addressed the partisan policy women faced in the United States. Before August 18, 1920, women were denied the right to vote or participate in politics; consequently, Susan B. Anthony was arrested after she voted in the presidential election of 1872. As a result, Anthony was fined one hundred dollars, due to inflation that would be nearly two thousand dollars in the contemporary day, but she refused to pay the fine. Anthony claimed she was immaculate and deserved the right to vote, as she explains in her speech. The exhortation made by Susan B. Anthony embodied exceedingly evident validation. Additionally, she adequately attributed variety of techniques and tones in her short yet powerful address. The speech persuades the audience to acquiesce with the orator by providing bold proof and evoking intense emotions.
The main document being addressed is The Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton was a major leader and supporter of women’s suffrage. She wrote different speeches arguing the importance and reasoning for women’s equality. Another speech discussed arguing for women’s rights was in 1848 at Seneca Falls. Stanton’s main argument was on equality of both men and women. The other two documents compared are about class equality and brutal and unjust murders of African Americans. Gender, class, and race were major political topics during the 19th century. Women and African Americans were not treated equally or respectfully compared to their Caucasian male counterparts. Many people fought for justice and equality including Elizabeth Cady
Imagine what the lives of women would be like if our world never evolved. Women would be staying home, not being able to seek what a professional job is, not being able to own property and much more. This would be truly discouraging, wouldn’t it? If this were the case for our society today, there would be a lot of uproar. Women would not be able to voice their opinions, which would have a lot of great ideas kept shut. However, on February 15, 1820, our world be blessed with a women that changed the women’s lives completely. Susan B. Anthony was just like any other girl brought up during this time period, but