Eastman makes it clear to her readers, that no matter the stance a woman takes on the women’s rights movement, a true feminist will always fight for what she believes in with courage and strength. Eastman states, “In fighting for the right to vote most women have tried to be either non-committal or thoroughly respectable on every other subject. Now they can say what they are really after; and what they are after, in common with all the rest of the struggling world, is freedom” (Eastman). Women fought for many years for their rights, women including Susan B Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Stanton and many more. 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.
Progressive Movement The Progressive Movement was an effort to cure many of the ills of American society that had developed during the rapid industrial growth in the last quarter of the 19th century. As Americans became increasingly aware of the need for reform, attitudes toward the proper role of government shifted from the limited role preferred in the 19th century to the increasingly expanded role chosen in the 20th century. During the era of progressive reform new groups and movements emerged that were successful in bringing about effective changes. Muckrakers drew attention to the need of reform by highlighting great injustices in their writings and woman played a major role addressing poor working conditions, child education, and woman’s suffrage. The success of progressivism owed much to publicity generated by the muckrakers.
Betty Freidan was a writer, activist, and feminist. She wrote a book called The Feminine Mystique in 1963. In 1966, Friedan founded and was elected the first president of the National Organization for Women. In 1970, Freidan stepped down as NOW's first president; Friedan organized the nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality on August 26. The march led by Friedan in New York City alone attracted over fifty-thousand women and men.
And so was the strike, after a week or two. Pitiful affair. We let them all come back – at | | | |the old rates – except the four or five ring-leaders, who’d started the trouble. I went down myself and told them to clear | | | |out. And this girl, Eva Smith, was one of them.
Her efforts of selfless dedication played a major role in the ratification of the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote in 1920. Keywords: Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist, women’s rights, equality SUSAN B. ANTHONY 3 Susan B. Anthony American Women’s Leader and Abolitionist Susan Brownell Anthony, born on February 15, 1820 to Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony was an accomplished and prominent American women’s leader and spent most of her life advocating for women’s social and legal equality. Fellow feminist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) and Anthony co-founded the National Women’s Suffrage Association of which Anthony first served as vice president and later president. Anthony’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Read fought in the American Revolution, later serving in the Massachusetts legislature while her father was a strict but open-minded cotton manufacturer and abolitionist. Anthony’s
Amelia Earhart, “Lady Lindy” We have all learned about Amelia at some point in our lives, but what did she really do? She showed women and girls everywhere that a woman was a force to be reckoned with. She had accomplished amazing things in a male dominated world. So the question to be asked here, is just how did she affect the lives of women of her time? “Lady Lindy” was an unstoppable force, until she vanished off the face of the earth.
Summary, Reaction, and Analysis Paper #1 Iron -Jawed Angels Iron-Jawed Angels tells the true story of a very strong and determined group of young ladies lead by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. These ladies put their lives on the line to fight for women’s right to vote. After years and years of hard work and some jail time, Alice and her followers convinced President Wilson to supporting the suffrage amendment. On Aug. 26, 1920, the Susan B. Anthony Amendment becomes law, and 20 million American women win the right to vote. Alice worked hard and fought a long battle for all women living in the United States.
inspector calls' is set in 1912 but written in 1944 by the left wing politically minded writer J B Priestly. An Inspector Calls was set in 1912 which was near the end of what the Edwardians called a 'Golden Age', where technological advancements were being made and the middle classes were thriving. It is also set at this time as it is important to the plot in several ways: - Eva Smith was involved in the strikes. These strikes really happened in Britain around 1910 where workers went on strike to protest against the low pay they were receiving in the factories. - The class system was very much still in effect.
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.
During an age of mass industrialization and urbanization, obtaining social justice was of vital importance because with social justice established, social control would naturally be achieved due to the satisfaction of citizens being treated equally. Progressive reformers moved to correct flaws in government and improve societal equality, but they soon found the widened divisions in American society to be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. (Out of Many, 606) Progressivism was characterized by a series of movements, each of them aimed in one way or another at renovating or restoring American society, its values, and institutions. (Out of Many, 612) The three basic social issues addressed by the Progressives were women suffrage, freedmens civil rights, and working conditions. Each group of reformers challenged the words of our founding fathers as stated in the Constitution, “…in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity,…promote the general welfare…to ourselves and our posterity…,” progressives were searching for a perfect union for every individual to be satisfied with.