3) This was a major accomplishment for all women who fought for equality B. Seneca Falls Convention 1) A convention in Seneca Falls New York organized by a group of Quaker Women discussing the role of women in society. 2) The Declaration of Sentiments was prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 3) Only 100 out of 300 signed but this was still another step forward for women. C. League of Women Voters (NAWSA) 1) Carrie Chapman Catt was a key woman in winning women’s voting rights. 2) In 1916 she revealed her “Winning Plan” and was backed by the House of Senate.
some of you might know, the Seneca falls convention was the first official meeting in America that joined together women to discuss “social,civil, and religious condition of women.” This convention was held from July 19 to 20 in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York, produced the "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions," a document modeled on the Declaration of Independence. Both of these documents, the declaration of independe, and the Seneca falls document may seem different but they are very similar. Elizabeth Stanton, an American activist, felt strongly about womens rights and how unfair they were compared to males rights. She constructed the first suffrage for the Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence. This was a huge thing back then because a majority of people did not listen to what women had to say because men were high ranked and more intelligent.
Using my own research i will discover whether the World War One had a positive effect on the role of women. After the immediate rise in female unemployment at the beginning of the war due to the ‘middle-classes wish to economise’ (first world war, accessed 07/01/09), the only option to replace the volunteers gone to front was to employ women in the jobs they had left behind. This was supported by all the major feminist groups, who suddenly ‘became avid patriots and organisers of the women in support of the war effort’ (war and gender, accessed 22/01/09). Overall women’s employment increased from ‘three million in 1914 to five million in 1918’ (Murphy, p373, 2000). For many of the women the war was ‘a genuinely liberating experience’ (first world war, accessed 07/01/09), and made the women feel useful as citizens.
Expected to walk the straight and narrow, they treated their husbands like royalty, and never thought for themselves. But an era was approaching, the silence before the storm of rebellion had lasted for too long. They were ready to break free of their chains and claim their long awaited independence. In 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, the earthquake of women’s rights shook our earth into a new era. The passage of the amendment is not only symbolic for female rights, but it also has marked a major shift in American society's perception of women.
Its purpose was to expose the need for equal rights and reinforcement of Title IX. Luckily, it was successful. The next day, the girls were on the cover page of The New York Times. Their coach, Nat Case, had been completely clueless in regards to the girls’ protest. Yet very embarrassed, Case was still very proud of his team for confidently taking a stand and getting their point across.
Berry Gordy Jr.: The genius behind Motown. Berry Gordy was born in Detroit in 1929. His parents had migrated to the city in 1922 attracted by the job opportunities. Berry Gordy Sr.'s grandmother had been a slave in Georgia, his grandfather a slaveowner. Berry Jr. was the seventh of eight children of Bertha and Berry Sr. Love and family ruled for the large Gordy clan.
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.
What was the real purpose of Emily Davison’s actions at the 1913 derby? Emily Wilding Davison was a suffragette. The suffragettes where a group of women who fought for women’s rights. They wanted women to be able to vote and be treated as equals to men. Before the suffragettes there was a group of women who were called the suffragists.
Women wanted the same working rights as men, and they fought hard for it. Suffragettes stoped their campaign of violence and supported the government and its war effort in every way. The work done by women in the First World War was to be vital for Britain's war effort. Even though women gained the right to vote shortly after the war, its argued that the war wasn’t really the cause of giving women this right. After all, in countries such as New Zealand (1893), Australia (1901), Finland (1906) or Norway (1913) women got the vote before the war began, whereas others such as Denmark (1915), Iceland (1915), Holland (1917) or Sweden (1919) gave it to women during the war without being involved in it.
America contributed greatly to the losses of rights for Afghan women and is now trying to rectify the situation by establishing a government based on equality and human rights. Background As early as 1928, the Afghanistan government had already begun to address the equality and rights of women. They actively promoted universal education, banned childhood marriages, and even implemented a western dress code in Kabul. Although, the conservative Mullahs later repealed these drastic changes the fact that they had been implemented at all is quite significant. By 1970, fifteen percent of legislative posts were held by women, and they had obtained equal rights and were allowed to vote.