Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton gather women together and fought for their rights. They deserved to vote just like men did. They needed to prove themselves. To get their message across they formed the National Women Suffrage Association, in May 1869. This was an organization made up of only women.
Ashley B. Woods, our current Miss Black and Gold of Xi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated; would like to extend her help towards our national program: “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”. During the 1930s prominent Alpha men created the national program, “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” to register voters and raise awareness within the Black community about the importance of voting. Moreover, "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" served as a catalyst for peaceful resistance against discriminatory policies concerning voting. The fifteenth amendment (1870) of the U.S. Constitution states in section 1: “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 race, color, or previous condition of servitude”.
Document 3: Excerpt from the Seneca Falls Convention: Declaration of Sentiments adopted in 1848 1) Identify two main complaints stated in the Declaration of Sentiments. After women become married, their husband holds all their rights, a right to an education, voting, getting a job. If women earn money- the men get to take it and she is taken from her rights to own property. Document 4: Cartoon 1) According to the cartoon, how would women’s suffrage affect society? Women would be free to do what they want, and it seems that the men would have taken the women’s roll and stayed home to watch the children and to do house chores.
On July 19, 1948, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a skeptical non-Quaker who believed more in logic than religion) gives a motivational speech in Seneca Falls, New York at the Women’s Rights Conventions. Stanton was speaking to over 300 women and men, including Lucretius Mott, and Frederick Douglass, expressing her feelings on why women want the right to vote. In the beginning of her speech she talks about how women don’t want to take on the responsibilities of a man and women do not want to dress like men, they just want the right to vote and the same equal rights as men. Throughout her speech Stanton doesn’t exhibit The woman’s right as the “status quo,” but rather silently hides the demand into the reasoning. Stanton’s best tactic to promote individual rights was through an emotional connection.
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton discussed the possibility of a women's rights convention when they were prevented from speaking at an anti-slavery convention in London in 1840. However, after the Civil War, some of the suffragettes were outraged when black men got the vote but not white women. Susan B. Anthony wrote indignantly about: "Patrick and Sambo and Wong Tong making laws for the daughters of Adams and Jefferson, women of wealth and education". As with the suffragette movement in the UK, there was a strong class element to the struggle. The suffragette movement gained strength in America after black men got the vote (though most southern black men were effectively disenfranchised by literacy laws, the poll tax, threats and intimidation etc).
Running head: SUSAN B. ANTHONY 1 Susan B. Anthony American Women’s Leader and Abolitionist Carolyn S. Okeefe Argosy Online University SUSAN B. ANTHONY 2 Abstract This essay explores the life of Susan Brownell Anthony and the accomplishments she fought for American women to have the right to vote and receive equal pay as men for the same type of work. Anthony fought for over 50 years advocating for the social and legal quality for women. Anthony co-founded the National Woman’s Suffrage Association with fellow feminist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Susan B. Anthony was an important symbol of equality. 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.
Jacksonian democrats were only guardians of political democracy, individual liberty and equality of economic opportunity, and the United States Constitution when it benefitted them. They were inconsistent in their handlings of these political notions. Voting in the elections during the 1820s to 1840 was more popular than ever. After the financial panic of 1819 white males without land demanded that they have suffrage and the ability to hold office; they were granted in the era of the Jacksonian Democracy (PK). White men now had universal manhood suffrage.
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,
Susan B. Anthony took part in the women’s suffrage movement to help gain rights for women. These things have been done by American heroes to gain and maintain the freedom of Americans in the United States. In the short story Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut writes a fictional story of a society that has been completely stripped of their freedom that was so hard to obtain to literally create all individuals equal. Harrison Bergeron was written to give an example of what the world would be like if every individual were to be altered or in other words purposely made to be equal in one way or another. It didn’t matter what your gender was, how smart, good looking, or athletically talented you were, the government created a way to handicap all of those qualities.
And one of these “essential rights” was an education. Women and African Americans had little to no schooling. Although this country was founded on the belief that “every man is considered equal,” there were a lot of unequal citizens in the U.S. In 1848, women started a revolution known as the Women’s Rights Movement. To let their voices be heard the women held conventions despite the arising opposition.