Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did. The long hours effected working mothers who couldn 't be home to take care of their children and had to work instead. Women also faced exploitation in the workplace because it was easier for their employers to get away with paying them less. Ella Mae Wiggins was a famous poet that conveyed the struggles and hardships of female workers of the time though her powerful pieces. She was a part of the fight for better working conditions.
Also this organization worked diligently with President Wilson to transcend a Constitutional Amendment of woman suffrage. The second organization was named the NWP, National Women’s Party which persuaded and worked with the president to also have Congress pass the Amendment of woman suffrage(Schneider 7). However, before this, the right to vote was not given to any women which pushed them to fight for their rights. This was first stated in the 15th amendment allowing everyone to vote besides women. This eventually caused the women to go crazy and start organizations to fight for them and the other women (Frost-Knappman
Women were forced to take jobs that hadn’t been taken by men such as schoolteachers. This shouldn’t have been the case; women can do just as good of a job as men working jobs like farming. African-American women were also discriminated against; they would take jobs as maids and servants. It is horrifying that women would be treated like they could do nothing; it must have been very frustrating. Although many women did not question that way of life, there were some who hated it.
The need for weapons was a result in the munitions factories becoming the largest single employer of women during 1918. At first, there was refusal towards hiring women for what was known as ‘men’s work’, once conscription was introduced in 1916, the need for women workers was crucial. Women started working in areas such as railway guards and ticket collectors, buses and tram conductors, postal workers, police, firefighter and as bank ‘tellers’ and clerks. Some even worked on heavy machinery. Nonetheless, women earned lower wages for doing the same work, and then demands for equal pay began.
This verdict ultimately promoted the concept that women were weaker than men therefore discriminating against women and closing “male” jobs off to women workers. To women of this time period, this limitation of such a prominent reform was unacceptable considering how far women have progressed in society. In addition to this setback, was another Supreme Court case, Lochner v. New York which took place in 1905. This case not only nullified the law establishing a ten hour work day for bakers but also upheld a ten hour day for factory workers. However, this law was meaningless because it went unenforced as seen in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Company incident which led to the death of a multitude of women workers.
During this time, many women entered the work force, typically working in textile mills, where fabric was made. In these mills, men tended to assume the authoritative role, and with that sometimes came sexual harassment and abuse. On top of harassment and abuse, women were usually discriminated upon, being seen as inferior to men and therefore, they were not treated as equals. As a result of the male superiority presented in the work force, women were paid less then men. Yet, for many women, earning livable wages brought with it a newfound sense of independence and
After the Civil War the men returning didn 't take nicely to women and their new found jobs that they had acquired while the men were gone. This women 's empowerment movement became the beginning of suffrage. Suffrage was the women 's movement to gain the right of equal pay for equal work, the right to vote and the right to work in the jobs that she was capable. Not but a few women were against it, and most men didn 't support it either. Throughout the early 1800’s women had been piling up with new restrictions that had prevented them from living the same normal and peaceful life that men in the world had acquired decades ago.
After she escaped slavery, Truth became involved in abolitionist work and women rights. In the beginning, Truth joined the Northampton Association of Education and Industry organization in 1844, which supported women’s rights. (http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/sojourner-truth) People in this organization believed "the rights of all are equal without distinction of sex, color or condition, sect or religion." (http://www.historic-northampton.org/highlights/educationindustry.html) Truth arrived in Ohio in May 1881 to speak fondly of the black population. She later heard of the women’s convention in Akron, and had to arrive there because of her interest in women’s rights.
National American Women Suffrage Association did good work that was beneficial for women. Carrie Chapman Catt, a long-time campaigner for votes for women, served as president of the National American Women Suffrage Association from 1900-1904 and again from 1915-1920. National American Women Suffrage Association decides that they all need is the national campaign to change the law across the country rather than doing state wise, so they started the petition and got hundreds and thousands of signatures, and sent it to Congress. President Wilson supported women for the right to vote to support the amendment of constitution granting women right to vote, however, most in America were opposed to the first World War. Catt's strategy bore fruit when Congress in 1918 as women supported in WW1; moreover, by the end of the war all of the people were faired to agree for women to right to vote and that resulted in 19th Amendment.
First woman to serve in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, stated “How shall we explain to them the meaning of democracy if the same Congress that voted to make the world safe for democracy refuses to give this small measure of democracy to the women of our country.” The 19th amendment was a major step for women’s rights in America. Many years of hardships led up to the breakthrough that serves as a reminder to all those who fought for their rights. There were many key people and organizations that fought for the woman’s suffrage movement. They took part in protest, strikes, and conventions for the right to vote. The rise of woman’s suffrage started to kick off in 1800’s.
Anthony was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and started to work together during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Susan B. Anthony learned everything that Stanton could teach her about being an activist and abolitionist. Anthony attended her first convention in 1852 at Syracuse. “Anthony and Stanton believed the Republicans would reward women for their work in building support for the Thirteenth Amendment by giving them the vote. They were bitterly disappointed when this did not happen” The women created the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 and also published The Revolution in Rochester, which was a newspaper.
They believed that women should be able to vote, basing their argument on the clause “all men and women are created equal”. Anthony knew that women should have been given this right long ago, which prompted her and the others to begin a woman suffrage movement. Anthony and her good friend Stanton founded the American Equal Rights Association in 1866. However, the movement split and rejoined in 1887, creating the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony went to Congress and pleaded with them to change their mind on whether women were worthy enough to vote.
After the labor unions won, workers worked less, and they still had the same salary. However, the economic crises in 1837 collapsed the labor unions because of economic hard times, and with immigrants coming in surplus willing to work for cheap, regular people could not compete and thus had to work at the beckon of the factories. Labor unions worked when the economy was resilient, but when the economy was shocked, everyone was too afraid of demanding more when there were those willing to work for
As the movement got worst, others started speaking up, including Susan B. Anthony she played a big role in the woman suffrage movement. White and black woman fought among and between themselves for their rights and to finally be able to vote. Five thousand women had started a movement and united together under the leadership of suffragist. The women demand suffrage in the early 1800s they gather up two hundred women and 40 men to make their claim of full citizenship these woman were very strong. Despite the great risk of such a personal loss, the women of African American descent have a very
As women become breadwinners and started working in factories they wanted a greater voice in society. No longer willing to sit at home taking care of the family women became increasingly active in the quest for their own suffrage. They want a right to vote in order to elect politicians that had progressive beliefs. The first women 's rights meeting in the United States, was held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. At this convention, the delegates called for the right to vote, among other women 's rights.