Women didn’t have many rights before the Women’s Suffrage Movement. They could not vote, couldn’t own any property after marriage, or if married couldn 't keep their own wages. Men could of beaten their wife
The Roaring Twenties, characterized as a progressive era toward changes and advances, it was a start for freedom and independence for women. Women gained political power by gaining the right to vote. They changed their traditional way to be, way to act and dress to gain respect, and the liberty of independence. Society had different ways of ideals and the ways women were willing to do were disapproved of, and it was wrong for lots of different people, including women from the older generation. In the 1920’s women went through a lot of changes that made them a free spirit, changes that made them what they are now and having the liberty of being independent.
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.
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.
During the centuries before 1920, women were inferior to men; although their conditions improved slightly with time, they did not have the right to vote and influence directly on social issues that were affecting the United States of America. Feminist movements did not only demand for rights equal to men and improved labor conditions, they commanded to be heard in the matters that affected closely each and every home. Child labor was among the aspects of society they strived to improve in society with the hopes of eliminating it. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, child labor is the employment of children under a certain age in a business in inhumane conditions or violation of state or federal law. During the twentieth and twenty
Women in America are not held in as high regard as men, but it was a worse situation in 1913. Women had been staging protests for the right to vote throughout the nation for 60 years. The Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913 was the first to be held in the capital. This event was a peaceful protest following the rights of the First Amendment and positively impacting society. The Women’s Suffrage Parade was vital to society both at the time it occurred and today.
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.
Why did it take so long for America to allow women’s suffrage during the Progressive Era? Progressives in America did analyze and attempt to solve the unjust and unfair problems that emerged with the increasing number of immigrants, unregulated businesses, urban cities, and economic disparity. There was exploitation of people by the rich and powerful. Even though women contributed behind the scenes during wars and started to represent in work forces, there was still opposition towards their right to vote. At that time, men of the country probably had the notion that women were still not educated enough to be involved in politics. Similar to children, they weren’t wise and wouldn’t be able to make radical decisions. The women’s fight for suffrage
Women used many different methods to earn the right to vote in the Women’s Suffrage Movement ( W.S.M ). One method used was a parade. W.S.M gathered many women to march with them. A large crowd gathered to watch the parade. Many angry men formed in the crowd shouting at the women. Instead of the police controlling the situation they left the scene and left the men and women fighting each other. They stated 100 people were hurt during the fight.
One of the two most prominent fights for civil rights for specific communities in the 20th century in the United States were the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. The Women’s Suffrage Movement advocated for the right to vote for women living in the United States of America. The Civil Rights movement faced the systematic suppression and oppression of African-Americans and utilized various different techniques of non-violent in order to overcome the system set against them. While there are many similarities and differences of both movements that were instrumental in the correct way to fight oppression, both utilized non-violent intentions and techniques to overcome their obstacles.
Women used many different methods to earn the right to vote in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. One of these methods was parading. Women formed a huge parade to try to gain rights. Instead, they got papers and bottles thrown at them. They were verbally harassed by men on the side. The men eventually broke through the barriers and started to attack the women. There, many women were injured. Instead of helping, the police just walked away. Another method the women used was picket lines. The women went to the White House with picket signs. They stayed from dusk to dawn. The women managed to get Woodrow Wilson’s speeches, and burned them. Because of this, the women were arrested for obstructing traffic. The women had a choice; $10 or 60 days in prison.
The women of the Suffragist movement used many tactics in their pursuit of the right to vote.
Have you ever thought about women 's rights and equality? It’s not as pretty or memorable as you think it is. But just like Shirley Chisholm said “at present, our country need’s womens idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” Which is true but back then it certainly wasn’t. Let me take you way back to when women and men were not equal, and when men had more power over women.
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
The United States of America is a relatively new country that evolved exceptionally fast. Yet the common ideas of gender haven't evolved much. Namely, many historical events were accomplished by women or involved women; however, they aren't taught in high school. Most, if not all, educated individuals know these great male historical figures that influenced the US: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, and etc. Most of 'American history' is white men history, or better summarized as (his)story. But do students know Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Maria Stewart, and etc.? Maybe. How about Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Ida B. Wells, and other marginalized women? Most people don't know or never heard