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.
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
Women's rights in America of the late 19th century and 20th century had numerous victories spread throughout both periods. Major victories such as granting women's suffrage are considered important parts of American history, as it was a major equality win for a large portion of the population (not entirely half as minority women were still not allowed to vote, other than for a brief time due to a loophole). Women's rights in America were a battle that had many little victories, many little losses and a lot of time dedicated to the cause over the course of America's history. The 20th century (post-right to vote), primarily saw women's rights advocates vying for equal work rights, whether it be the opportunity for jobs, equal pay or equal benefits.
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. This movement was started in 1848 and it ended in 1920. It continued for quite a long time and women had to face many hardships to fight for their own rights. But the period still could not end up in signing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. During the whole period of 1920, women had put their emphasis on promoting the status of
She began to speak out on civil rights which caught many people's attention. "As the years passed she was sought out repeatedly as a dignified spokesperson for the civil rights movement"(Henderson 192). One of her famous quotes from her speeches was: "Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome"(women history). Rosa Parks started to be known as the female speaker of the civil rights movement.
Together, they launched a national woman’s suffrage movement, published the newspaper - The Revolution, and lectured, lobbied, and protested for equal rights. They made a great team and wrote to each other often over the years. After years of waiting for something to change, Susan was fed up. So, she and many other women went to the polls to vote for president. Susan was later arrested.
They held many meetings and conventions to discuss about how they were going to fight for their rights. "In July 1848, the Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. It was the opening salvo of the battle for women’s suffrage, although many years would pass before its proponents would finally achieve victory" ("Women 's Rights Convention"). This was one of the first steps in the road to freedom for women. They also had many supporters to make the United States of America pass the law for women to vote and have the rights men have.
Alice Paul is a woman who fought for women’s suffrage through the formation of organizations, assembling protests, rallies, parades and the ratification of the 19th amendment. Alice Paul proved she was a brave woman when she stood outside of the White House to protest about women’s suffrage. The signs the picketers held were created intending to put conflict towards President Wilson. Paul and a group of women from the National Women’s Party were protesting outside the White House, when the police came and arrested them for “Obstructing Traffic”. While they were in prison, Paul started a hunger strike by herself first and then eventually the other National Women’s Party members went on a hunger strike to prove that they weren’t giving up and would fight through anything.
Women in Combat The roles of women in everyday lives continues to expand each year. As the push continues for equality, many workplaces are forced to reconsider their old policies and possibly implement new standards. The military is not immune to this, and in the past few decades women have gone from strictly serving in support roles to making decisions and executing missions in today’s modern warfare. These female servicemembers have been in harm’s way and run the same risk of being hurt as their male counterparts. But is this the best thing for the United States military?
Well to start off only twenty-two women are in the senate and eighty-four are in the house of representatives. Compare to men women are about ⅕ of the power position in government currently. It is hard to say exactly, but as more women get into more power positions I believe we will get the change and women will demand more respect. Society for a long time have this stereotype because it has been like this since forever and while we are making progress we are still far away. Hillary Clinton almost became the first female president if it wasn’t for the electoral college voting she would be our president, and that was big for this stereotype on women because it is showing we are open to having a women lead our country and if this was 15-20 years ago there was not even a women on the ballot.
The civil rights movement was an extremely important battle to be won. It was a long and tough road but the people who passionately stood firmly for what they believed in are revered as heroes. They changed the world and even their smallest their efforts did not go unnoticed. Another fight that branded our past is the Woman’s rights to vote. For 100 years women had been battling for their right to vote among other equality rights.
Introduction We have come a long way since the days of our female ancestors, a mere century ago we earned the right to vote. We owe this success to the women suffragettes who endured beatings, hunger strikes, jail time and even carried out acts of civil defiance to secure what they fought for. All of this was not in vain, women earned their spot with their fellow male counterparts to vote. The right to vote was not the only accomplishment to be earned through the suffragettes labour, they made history with the rights of women including equality in social status, women’s economic statuses and a spot in politics. However, where are women today?.
For many years women in particular had to fight for gender equality which is still something we fight for today. In the late 1800s and early 1900s women came together to end one of the most controversial issues of that time; voting. Some prominent women figures that are known today helped shape women of our generation by helping this cause. With the passing of the 19 amendment (women suffrage) it led to dramatic changes in the political and economic systems. At this time men believed women belonged in the kitchen, but with the laws now changing it started to turn things around.