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
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 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,
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.
This was the mindset the public had about what women should do before the civil rights movement. They discriminated against women because they believed that women were not smart enough or weren’t strong enough to work. That soon changed when women in the United States also rebelled for equal rights under the civil rights movement. In 1963, Women received their first break, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act which made it illegal for employers to pay a women less than what a man would receive. In 1967, President Johnson's policy of 1965 was expanded to cover discrimination based on gender.
LaFleur, which started to repair the discrimination problem of women being under-represented in their jobs, and Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara Country which resulted in local and state laws being put into place to put an end to gender discrimination. The Civil Rights act of 1964 also bade a huge difference in gender equality making it unlawful to “Fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges or employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or National Origin” (Clark
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. Before World War 1 there, were two groups of women that campaigned for votes for women and they were known as the Suffragists and the suffragettes. They called themselves the Suffragists because they were trying to mock the word Suffrage which means the right to vote. Then there were the Suffragists they were so different from the Suffragists yet they were so similar. Both groups of women were campaigning and fighting for the same thing, but the way they achieved the vote was very different.
And this isn’t even just about black women, it’s all women in general and how our rights were taken away. Such as the right to vote or the right to run for president because they are women. Men thought that women should just cook and clean and take care of the children, men thought that women shouldn’t be able to do all the things men could
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.