Anthony. While Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a wife and mother, served as the writer and idea-person of the two, Susan B. Anthony, never married, was more often the organizer and the one who traveled, spoke widely, and bore the brunt of hostile public opinion. “…Susan B. Anthony, a militant lecturer for women’s rights, fearlessly exposed herself to rotten garbage and vulgar epithets.” 3 In 1872, in an attempt to claim that the constitution already permitted women to vote, Susan B. Anthony cast a test vote in Rochester, New York in the presidential election. She was arrested, charged with illegal voting, and found guilty, though she refused to pay the resulting fine and no attempt was made to force her to do so. “…I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen's right, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any State to deny.”
The Walker’s could not see eye to eye on many aspects of the business and Madam Walker felt her husband was only holding her back. After nine years of marriage, the two divorced in 1913 (Bundles 138). Although Madam C.J. Walker was primarily a businesswoman, there was more to her than just that. She was a philanthropist and political activist.
Nicole McCray Dr. Davis POL-100 10/08/12 Alice Paul Alice Paul was one of the most significant figures in the movement to secure women’s rights in America. As educated, Paul used radical political strategies to produce favorable results for the Women’s Suffrage movement. Her militant actions eventually led to the ratification of the 19th amendment which secured women’s right to vote. Alice was born in Paulsdale on Jan 11, 1885 to William and Tacie Paul who eventually had two more children after Alice. Alice’s parents were Quakers, and instilled their religious beliefs into her.
Her father was an alcoholic who was disowned by his family (Women). Her mother Anna Roosevelt, sometimes called “Granny” because of her old-fashion style, was somewhat distant to her family (Women). When her mother died in 1892 because of diphtheria, she moved in with her maternal grandmother, Mary Ludlow Hall (Roosevelt History). In 1894 when she was ten, her father, whom she rarely ever saw passed because of alcoholism (Roosevelt Bio). When she was sent off to school in England to enroll at Allenwood Academy, she went in a shy and awkward child, but when she was taken under the wing of the headmistress of the academy, Mlle.
Although rumors circulated that the couple spent more time apart than together, they were still married when Onassis died in 1975. After the death of her second husband Jackie never re-married but moved to New York City, where she worked as a book editor from 1978 until the day of her death in 1994 of lymphatic cancer. At her funeral, her son “John, John” as he was called, spoke of his mother as a valiant and amazing woman. And she was; she was an extraordinary woman whose courage and determination during the death of her husband was not only surprising but admiring. She left an impression on the 1960’s era as a style
U.S. History Professor Belanger Analysis on Reconstruction Ends Dec 14th 2011 Elizabeth cady Stanton wrote a paper entitled “Home Life” which talks about women feminism and how women wanted to be equal just like men in marriages. In the early 1800s women had no rights in terms of voting for high ranking officials and they weren’t allowed in court rooms to voice their displeasure on how the government views them as just being care takers. Elizabeth Stanton worked extensively with Susan b Anthony on establishing an association that would fight for women rights and women suffrage. In 1875 Susan b Anthony who was suffragists voted in the presidential election hoping the fourteenth and 15th amendment would get reconstructed giving women
Susan B. Anthony also opposed abortion, which she saw as another instance of a "double standard" imposed upon women. In the nineteenth century, the decision to undergo an abortion was very often decided by men. There were none of the standard contraceptive options available to women today. Antibiotics had yet to be invented, and abortion was a life threatening and unsanitary procedure for the woman. Anthony wrote that "when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is a sign that, by education or circumstances, she has been greatly wronged,” Susan B. Anthony encouraged women to register to vote and then vote, using the Fourteenth Amendment as justification.
She was also put on trial and fined. She refused to pay the unjust fine which denied her chance to appeal, but was not imprisoned for it. Congress laughed at her when she gathered petitions from twenty six states and ten thousand signatures asking for passage of a suffrage movement. In territories where women had the vote, Anthony campaigned to make sure they were not blocked from joining the union (“Biography” 3). She composed and published “The History of Women Suffrage”, founded the International Council of Women, and the International Woman Suffrage Council.
A key statement of principles and arguments for women’s rights This article is about Elizabeth Cady Stanton who helped organize the first women’s convention to fight for women’s rights in society. The first formal speech she addressed was September 1848. At the convention Stanton arguments were geared towards women rights in society, she also incorporates appeals to women moral authority and the entangled ideology of gender difference. First, we learn that Stanton is brought up in a wealth-privileged family. This lays a platform to the public sphere, which is believed as a space reserved for men.
The first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in July of 1848. They demanded equal rights for women, including the right to vote. But it wasn’t until 1920, when the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified, that American women finally gained the right to vote. Women continued to gain rights with the help of laws. The 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited sex discrimination in employment.