Unit 3: Discrimination Against Women
Christa A. Scott
Professor Theresa Cruz
Discrimination Against Women
I chose this topic because I wanted to know more about what women went through. Since the 1800’s women have been discriminated. There have been many women, including famous women who have been discriminated against. Since, they have been discriminated against; they have brought this to attention to America. Since then, there have been many changes throughout America.
Susan B. Anthony addressed women’s rights in New York (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). “In 1863 she was a co-organizer along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton of the Women's Loyal League to support Lincoln's government, especially his emancipation policy. After the Civil War she opposed granting suffrage to freedmen without also giving it to women, and many woman-suffrage sympathizers broke with her on this issue” (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). She was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association (1869–90) and of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1890–92) (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). These women lead to significant changes in America.
Women weren’t able to work; they were stay at home moms. In the late 1800’s, women were able to start working. They were paid less than men were. “The National Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) is established to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women” (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). After this there was the wage gap, this was an act that said women should be paid equally as men. Women could not buy houses or land. Before 1920, women were not able to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment is states as the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex (Cornell. Law). This became in effect in the 1920’s. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton first proposed of equal rights. The...