Women were able, furthermore, to stand as candidates in local elections by 1888, enabling women to challenge opposition views that had always denied them their rights, and the increasing roles of women in society indicated greater social acceptance. However, limitations persisted in that these responsibilities were seen as ‘domestic’ and women were still openly denied the parliamentary franchise. In addition, these crucial changes remained restricted to only middle class women, thus losing crucial support from working class women who had already established highly developed unions. Hence, the Radical Suffragist Party focused on working class women thus ‘radical’ for these views. These contributed to social reform through peaceful means and set up successful women’s trade unions which created equal rights for women in payment and working hours.
The Declaration of Independence’s wording specifies “All men are created equal.” Ever since then women have been determined to rewrite those words. Women were finally guaranteed the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. Prior to the passage of this amendment women's suffrage was only guaranteed in some of the states and agitation for equal suffrage was carried on by only a few individuals (Wolgast 50). Women in America have always Dating back the early 1800’s women have broken away from the norm. Women like Emma Hart Willard who founded the Troy Female Seminary in New York which was the first endowed school for girls, helped empower women to see that there can be change.
For years these women worked hard as activists for women’s rights and in August of 1920 the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote. The amendment stated that, ““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” and “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.””(history.com) Eastman wrote her article, “Now We Can Begin” in 1920 to show her audience that not only did women just win the right to vote but now women had a voice that could be and would be heard. Having grown up before 1920 and seeing the little respect that women had,
Interview Women’s Voting in: America Thesis: Today in society women play a large role in not only the economy, but also have created a large impact on the decisions to better the United States as a whole. The fight for women’s suffrage resulted in a very positive and life changing outcome for many Americans. However, the journey leading to this change in our society was brutally challenging. It took many years of determined activists and reformers to fight for this equality. There was no proven fact women were incapable of completing tasks that men could, women have always had the same ability as men.
1 Women’s lives after the two world wars changed, but there is some debate as to how much it changed. Their lives changed politically, with women gaining the vote, they changed in terms of employment, as they were now permitted to join certain professions and they also changed socially as a better way of living was set out for them. It is argued that women were given greater opportunities after the wars due to their exceptional participation on the home front. However, many historians believe that this change in women’s lives was simply due to the changing times and the progression in society. The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started.
Women’s Right To Vote To begin on my essay about the suffragists and the suffragettes I would like to give a brief introduction on how these two groups have played an essential part in history. The Suffragists played a huge part in history by starting the campaign to get the right to vote for all women. The suffragists went about this by taking a peaceful approach, they done things such as handing out leaflets, writing to the government, having meetings with people such as labour party members. On the other hand the suffragettes had a more different violent approach to trying to win the vote for women. They done things like damaging private property, chaining their self’s to railings and assaulting police men.
Generally speaking, the first and second waves of feminism are most recognized for their contributions to social and cultural equality. The first wave admittedly focused more on women’s suffrage, or rather, women’s right to vote. Mary Wollstonecraft was the first woman to write about equality of the sexes in her book from 1792: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. After the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote, the first wave of feminism was over. In the mid-sixties and early-seventies the second wave of feminism was formed.
Why were women given the vote in 1918? In 1918, women had finally gained the right to vote, after 68 long and hard years of campaigning and rebelling they finally got the vote they wanted. The women had tried everything like campaigning, getting them selves arrested, using the media and many more things were done. However, there were a couple of things that they did which really helped them get the right to vote and they were the fact that they helped the men in World War I, like loading the bombs shells with explosives and tidying the bomb shelters. Also I thought that the Suffragists played a vital role in getting the rights for women to vote because they proved to the men that they could protest and campaign without using violence or breaking the law, unlike the Suffragettes, who resorted to violence when they wanted their way or when they wanted to be heard.
IAH 201: U.S. & The World (D) The Women’s Rights Movement Starting In the early 1800s women began to question their general role in society and how it is unjust and unfair. Interestingly the educated radicals and working class women in early 1800s were still concerned with the roles and rights of women, they did not classify suffrage as being the prominent issue. The idea of women’s suffrage did not become the primary goal of the Women’s rights movement until around the 1850s, and then remained the primary goal up until 1920 when women finally achieved the right to vote. Further, there were many significant male and female figuresthat played crucial roles in the Women’s rights movements that eventually led to, but didn’t stop at, the achievement of women’s right to vote in 1920. It was in the early 1800s when women began to question various issues such as their roles in society and their rights as a woman, or their lack of rights and unjust inequality in comparison to males.
When women were granted the right to vote in the early 1900’s, a women’s right streak took over, and from then on, it only got better for women. Now, there are women in charge in almost every field, and we have finally had a woman run for president of the United States of