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. This movement 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.
The civil war had a very profound effect on America and what it has become today. With the civil war many changes took place such as 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment. Women’s rights were put forth into motion. Along with Reconstruction laws being passes and the push back that these laws caused. During this time the south became even more divided and started to take things into account and create their own laws in regards to racism.
This movement fought for the right for women to vote because women were denied the democratic rights that were given to men and were forced to focus on the cult of domesticity. The movement started in the late eighteenth century however it was renewed during the Second Great Awakening when reform movements started gaining popularity. The suffrage movement was aided by the abolition movement because slavery gave women a reason to unite for a separate cause. This was a new reform movement, unlike women’s suffrage and abolition, which both had roots that were as deep as those of the country’s, and was unique because of the unusually undemocratic responses that society and its people reacted with. Unlike abolition and women’s suffrage, the asylum and penitentiary reform movement did not gather popularity
The woman suffrage movement created many issues throughout history. The first cause of this movement was in 1848. This was when the first woman's rights convention was held in new york. This was when the whole movement began, women marching for what they think is unfair. A huge influencer of the suffrage movement was Susan B Anthony. Susan was the main leader during the suffrage movement along with Elizabeth Stanton.
The 19th amendment passed by Congress on June 4th, 1919 and it was finally ratified on August 18th 1920. The 19th amendment guaranteed, and still does to this day that all women have the right to vote. Beginning in the mid 19th century several generations of women suffered from inequality. In order for the amendment to become ratified, it took decades of
Women used many different ways to earn the right to vote in the Women's Suffrage Movement. The first method was parading in the streets. There was a parade with floats and lots of women marching holding signs demanding the right to vote. This method was used to get publicity for their cause. It was reported about in the newspaper. Many people watched the parade. The president read about it in the newspaper. Another method used was picketing in front of the White House. Women picketed all day long for months. The women did this so the President would see them every time he came in and out of the White House gates. It was also in the newspaper. A lot of people stopped by to read the signs.
The 19th amendment was important because it granted women the right to vote, which was known as woman suffrage. It wasn’t until 1848 that the women’s movement for rights launched in Seneca Falls, NY. In order to get this, it took 70 years. On May 21,1919 U.S. representative James R. Mann, representative of Illinois and chairman of suffrage suggested a solution. It passed then 2 weeks later June 4 it was passed by the senate. It was sent to the states to ratify and it did in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Kansas, New York, and Ohio ratified it on June 16,1919. By March 35 states had ratified it, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Virginia opposed it. On August 18, 1920, 23 year old Harry T. Burn, representative
Two Virginia delegates by the names, James Madison and Edmund Randolph created a new form of government and brought it with them to the Constitutional Convention to have everyone discuss it(Weatherman). They debated over at least 20 ideas including “that the legislative should consists of two branches, that a republican constitution should be guaranteed to each state and that provision should be made for the amendment of articles of union, whenever it seems necessary”(Luther).The Convention approved the Constitution, after much debate. After each of the states finally decided, the Constitution was ratified by all thirteen states(Weatherman). Amendments made it possible to change things in the Constitution. The nineteenth amendment in the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote(Nineteenth Amendment, page 1). In the mid 1800’s, leaders began speaking out for women’s rights and equality such as Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone. During the late 1860’s, many United States Congressmen started to think of an amendment they could make to gain women their suffrage. Senator Aaron Sargent proposed the women's right to vote amendment in 1878. “Sargent’s amendment failed to pass,but it was reintroduced in every session of
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.
In US history, Black women have repeatedly been targets for discrimination and continue to be. However, since colonization of the US by european settlers, progress has been made to reduce the bigotry against this group. The struggle to achieve voting rights is a notable example of the challenges African American women have faced in the battle for equality. Black rights, women’s rights, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are three significant advancements toward achieving equal voting rights for African American women in the United States.
Alice Paul once said; “There will never be a new world order until woman are part of it.” In this quote the women’s right leader refers to how women are important to society. Society need women because of their capacity in a smartest way to take decisions. Unfortunately back to the 1920s man did not think women were necessary, in fact that all the women were being excluded from politics, sports, jobs and education. Women’s suffrage struggled with not only being accepted in society in daily activities, but fighting for the right to vote, the access to higher education, being excluded from jobs, equal payment opportunities, and sports activities.
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.
If you had lived in the 1800s, would you have fought for Women’s Rights or would you have decided to be a bystander? Throughout history women have always been ruled by men. At the start of the 1800s, women would have had only one right and that was being a housewife. Although women had no rights, women later raised their voices in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. It gave women the right to vote which had an enormous impact on American society and culture and subsequently lead to other major benefits for women.
The women’s suffrage movement was a very difficult time for these women at the time. On June 20, 1908 is when the suffrage day happened and everyone was there including the women who wanted their right to vote. The women went through some difficulties to get their right to vote. Speeches were being given that day. Four years later a march happened. This march was to celebrate what was going on between the women. Everyone said that the march was enormous. It was so big that only certain people were allowed to go and they had to wear certain colors and rode in carriages. This was to show who was supposed to be there and who was not supposed to be there (“Adams”). The women did not stop there.