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,
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
After reading it, there were a couple things that stood out to me. One in particular, was that it stated her narrative was America’s first best-seller. I knew it was big for a woman at the time to be an author but, for her to be America’s first best-seller is amazing and made me proud to be a woman. The other interesting insight is that over the years her narrative was reprinted and modernized. When it was modernized there were mistakes that resulted in changing her narrative that completely changed her story.
It was under the leadership of Alice Paul. In order to convince President Wilson and Congress to pass a woman suffrage movement, they had to undertake radical actions. In 1920, due to the combine efforts of the NAWSA and the NWP the 19th Amendment was ratified. It gave women the right to vote. This victory was considered the greatest achievement by women in the Progressive Era.
The closure of WW1 marked a significant period in women’s history. The franchise was extended to women over 30 in 1918, enabling them to vote in national elections. However, this was less than the ‘universal adult suffrage’ they had sought, and even by 1918, it would take a further decade to achieve this. The key debate over this achievement, however, is over the contribution of peaceful tactics. Even before the creation of a specific national suffrage movement, certain rights had already been gained by women.
In response to women’s contribution in WW1 Women gained the right to vote. Because the women helped the government in order to win the war by creating ammunition and Farming, this changed the lives of women by having the right to choose who is going to control the country. I can also infer that, the group called the Suffragettes has been fighting for women's rights. Because, the leader Mrs Pankhurst believes that women and men are equal and should have the rights and this changed woman's life by getting the same amount of payment as the men. This can be seen on source A1 which states that ‘’ women had proved that they were just as important to the war effort as men in 1918 women were given some form of political representation.
Alice Paul Alice Paul did a lot for women by challenging the law to get equal rights for women. She protested like no one else ever had, was chairman in the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA), and founded the National Women’s Party (NWP). Alice Paul even fought for her rights in prison; she is a very important part in women’s history. If it wasn’t for the things Alice Paul did for women we probably would not have the equal rights we have today. She even worked very hard to write the Equal Rights Amendment.
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.
After many decades of women’s suffrage and protesting, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was finally approved by the houses and ratified by the states on August 18, 1920. The House of Representatives passed the 19th Amendment by a vote of 304 to 90. Women deserve to have equal rights, like men, and to be able to cast their votes during elections and even participate in the Congress. With the passing of the 19th Amendment women were granted all these rights and
The Fight for Female Empowerment in the 1960’s and 1970’s had been going on for decades. Women and even men had struggled tirelessly against the lack of equal rights given to women. Having earned a significant victory in the 1920’s in women’s suffrage, the feminist movement slowed down a bit in the following years. In the 1960’s however, the movement came bursting back to life with feminist leaders such as Betty Friedan, and Gloria Steinem, and new laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was one of the most important accomplishments in the feminist movement. The feminist movement thrived during the 1960’s and 1970’s, opening doors for new possibilities for women and taking giant steps towards equal rights.