Females from all over America were waiting for more than a hundred years for the day that they can finally vote. A New York Times report said, “The half century struggle for women’s suffrage in the united states reached its climax at 8 o’clock this morning, when Bainbridge Colby, as a secretary of state, issued his proclamation announcing that the 19th amendment had become a part of the constitution of the United States.” Woodrow Wilson was president at the time and women stood outside his office protesting to have this right. Woodrow made a speech on this day saying “I for one believe that our safety in those questioning day, as well as our comprehension of matter that touch our society to the quick, will depend upon the direct and authorization participation of women in our counsels. ”(Wilson)
The death of Inez Milholland greatly impacted the suffrage movement since she was one of the main forces behind it. The entire suffrage movement lost hope in their cause along with their inspiring leader. It seemed as though the campaign was over, especially once Wilson was reelected. Inez’s funeral consisted of virtually all women who felt as though they lost a “sister.” Alice Paul was one of the most affected, and she even began to question the purpose of suffrage in the first place.
“It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom.” The movement of Lucy Burns mainly took place in the 20th century between 1913 and 1920. Many of her rallies and protest took place in front of the White House but some in other countries like Europe where she met Alice Paul in London in a police station. Lucy Burns took a stand towards her belief in women equality and she stood firm on her belief even after getting arrested 6 times, having her banners wording her beliefs torn, and the government only approving the suffrage amendment due to hunger strikes held by those who were caught and jailed, which was many.
Amiah Terrell Walls 3 Gifted World Literature 13 March, 2016 Inconsistency in Strongly Held Beliefs Four years after Anna Howard Shaw gave her famous speech, "The Fundamental Principle of a Republic", women gained the right to vote everywhere in the United States. Suffragists, women’s rights activists in the early 20th century, worked to gain this fundamental right for years through speeches, protests, an events, but any bill that would bring progress to their movement had been shot down by the supreme court or other U.S government branches every time. Individual states granted some voting rights to women, but they would have only been able to vote in state elections previous to 1919. Anna Shaw was on the cutting edge of the suffragist’s
Alice Paul empowered women all across the world to fight for women’s suffrage. Alice Paul is a brave woman who fought for what she believed in and persevere through anything that came in her way. Paul formed organizations to spread the word about women’s suffrage and to get people on board to support their cause. Alice Paul protested using many tactics such as marches, rallies, hunger strikes, and picketing outside of White House. 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.
Through years of gender inequality throughout the nation, one of the most important causes for women was when they received the right to vote, as it allowed them to have a voice within the country. While looking throughout the fight for Women’s Suffrage, many would say that it ultimately ended on August 26, 1920- when the 19th Amendment was officially ratified. Although this seems accurate, many others would say that the fight ended when the Supreme Court 's ruling ultimately established the Nineteenth Amendment. This is best shown by the ratification of the 19th amendment, Leser v. Garnett, and the overall process to reach the final ruling during the case.
Alice Paul has changed American society by being an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist. Alice Paul dedicated her life to fighting for women's equality. She created the National Woman’s Party in the year 1916. Also cofounded in the Congressional Union. Alice Paul’s actions encouraged the passage the 19th amendment.
Alice Paul was the leader of The National Women’s Party. She had a more militant strategy than NAWSA. She wanted to have parades, public protests, and picketed of the White House during World War One. The picketers were arrested and jailed. In jail they went on hunger strikes.
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.
In the year of 1873, Susan B. Anthony had been arrested for casting an illegal vote at the last presidential election. This time period was known as the Women’s Rights Movement. Many women were beginning to acknowledge that they were treated unfairly by society’s standards against them, and had began to stand up for themselves and their fellow women. At this time, women were not allowed to vote. Most were stay-at-home mothers because men did not find them suitable for most jobs the men accommodated, and society discouraged them from even getting a real education.
They saw no reason to withhold rights from the opposite sex when they did the same things that men did. When some recognized these issues, they sought to fix them and henceforth created a new standard for ladies – a new way to be considered proper. As this era continued, women’s rights were leaps and bounds ahead of where they had previously stood; however, even by 1897 there was still an issue that had to be tackled for the ladies (see Document 6). The right to vote was endlessly sought after since it would be the only way for women to protect their other newly-gained rights. Ladies continued to protest, lobby Congress, and go on hunger strikes to draw attention to and reach their goal.
Peter Girgis Period 1 The Progressive Movement Through 1890 to 1920 American Social reform called themselves progressives. The conception of Progressives was that they could make social and economic reforms. The Progressives were college educated and believed that government could be a tool for change in America. While the Industrial Revolution caused many social and political issues, the Progressive Movement solved these problems by informing by informing the public and passing series of legislation like Child labor, Meat Inspection Act, and Women Suffrage.
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.
research -First draft-Lucy Burns Lucy Burns was a women suffragette, who was tremendously important to the history of women. In her time women and men werent equal, women stayed at home and did not have a say. Inspired by her father Lucy Burns joined to the Women's Social and Political Union. However, Paul and her disagreed with Women's Social and Political Union speed and way of fighting for women's right, together with Alice Paul they created the National Women’s Party in order to to take more actions. her work ultimately lead to the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.
The essay covering women’s suffragist talked about the events that took place after the founders of the movement became too old to continue to advocate for women’s right to vote. Now a new generation of six young, well bred women stepped up to continue the work of Susan B. Anthony. These six women were members of the National Women’s Party and were led by the influential Alice Paul. In the essay, William and Mary Lavender explained the struggles that Alice Paul and the suffragist faced while marching in Washington.