Women suffrage is women gaining the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony was a very important person in this movement. The first major meeting of women to discuss their rights was in Seneca Falls, NY. A document similar to the declaration of independence was written by women. It listed the grievances, or issues, that women had with society, it was named the Declaration of Sentiments.
Women abolitionists became involved in the movement to abolish slavery by becoming a part of the discussion in the first meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Although women were running these organizations, they were not permitted to serve as delegates. The abolition of slavery would lead to the Women’s Rights Movement that many people would end up supporting. The movement overall was successful for women because of the organizational skills that were previously learned while they fought to end slavery. Sarah and Angelina Grimke were one of the first women in the 1830s who would rally against mixed crowds; practicing their first amendment of freedom of assembly.
Some even called her the “key voice of women and a key progressice reformer” (teachinghistory.org). “She advocated woman’s suffrage because she believed that women’s votes would provide the margin necessary to pass social legislation she favored” (History.com). Addams even wrote a paper called “Why Women Should Vote”. She expressed that the world is merely an extension of their house and no one should be scared for what they belive in.She continued to fight until women got their right to vote in 1920 and then moved onto other issues that women had. Overall, she completed the movement with a sucessful victory winning the right for women to
On April 2, 1917, she became the first female member of Congress. Because of this triumph she became one of the most well-known women in the United States as a symbol of gender equality. Rankin becoming a congresswoman is even more impressive when considering most women in the United States did not even have the right to vote at this time. Rankin’s brother, Wellington, was instrumental in her campaigns success as he was the main funder and manager. Also significant to her becoming the first congresswoman of the United States is her work on the women’s suffrage movement in Montana.
The women 's suffrage movement in the Pacific Northwest did get some successes in their fight for women 's rights. For example, in 1878 when Oregon passed laws giving married women right to own land and do with as they please and in 1881 Washington passed a similar law . It was not all successes these women face many hardships within the Pacific Northwest, especially from Washington territory . Multiple time in the New Northwest there were article warning women about the rumor of the someone was trying to overturn the women 's suffrage law in Washington state. In the article that I want to focus on is called Last call to Women of the Washington Territory , which was published in October 30, 1884, it informs the it’s reader that there is a plot which is being led by Liquor Dealer Associations of San Francisco, Portland and St. Paul to have women suffrage law repeal in Washington.
The Woman’s Suffrage movement began in 1848, when the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. “For many years, under the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other women’s rights pioneers, suffragists circulated petitions and lobbied Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment to enfranchise women.” (The National Women’s History Museum) According to document eight, Susan B. Anthony argues people who formed the Union, men and women, should both be allowed to vote. And in 1920, “due to the forces of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the 19th Amendment, enfranchising women was finally ratified, so they could vote. This victory is considered the most significant achievement of women in the Progressive Era.” (The National Women’s History Museum) In document three, the “Percentage of Children Between Ages of 10 and 15 Who Worked” dropped significantly from 1890 to 1920 due to the The National Child Labor Committee’s work to end child labor was combined with efforts to provide free, compulsory education for all children, and “culminated in the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938, which set federal standards for child labor.” (Child Labor Public Education
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.
The women’s suffrage movement in the United States was a movement to give women the right to vote. The suffragist had many obstacles on their way to ratifying the 19th Amendment. Most people at the time had strong opposition to women being involved in political and public affairs. Women were seen as housewives and not too much more. This proved to be difficult when the suffragists tried to get their point across.
By self-consciously distancing herself from the intellectuals of her time, she crafted her works as endeavours at transforming society. With the utopian novel as her genre of choice, Gilman provides readers with a deeper sense of understanding of the ills of a society that subscribes to and is fixated with masculinity. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1869-1935)was one of the leading intellectuals of the American women’s movement in the first two decades of twentieth century. Being a suffragette, Gilman confronted an even larger problem – economic and social discrimination against women. Her 1898 book, Women and Economics, was
“We Can Do It!” -- Such are the words that symbolize the spirit of the feminist cause. The modern women’s movement stemming from the post-World War Two era idea of female individuality originates from the first wave feminist movement of the Nineteenth Century, which concerns the suffrage movement and women’s rights. The movement, from its inception to now, aims to confront issues experienced by women, such as the evident discrepancy between the wages of males and females, medical rights, and further issues that women have dealt with. Albeit being a movement with an honest pursuit, its critics have subjected it to scrutiny and have even considered it to have lost sight of its own politics. Its opponents have even suggested that feminist rhetoric condemns the opposite sex to the extent of gender antagonism (Young).