Assignment 1 Legal rights and privileges of women in Blackstone’s day with those of American women in the mid-twentieth century bear no resemblance. Over the years women have fought long and hard to be able to obtain and maintain legal rights and privileges that the male gender is born into. Females were molded and primed to play the part as an obedient wife and mother with instruction that your thoughts and opinions are kept to yourself. The perseverance of brave women helped today’s generation of women such as myself have the same equal rights as that of men. During the Blackstone era women lost the limited amount of rights they did possess when they got married for example; “that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended
Then came into being the famous movement called The Suffrage Movement during which the women fought for their equal voting rights which all men were enjoying at that time because they were of the view that they were a part of the society too and they deserve all the rights to elect their representatives. This movement was started in 1848 and it ended in 1920. It continued for quite a long time and women had to face many hardships to fight for their own rights. But the period still could not end up in signing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. During the whole period of 1920, women had put their emphasis on promoting the status of
1820-1906. American suffragist. Anthony worked tirelessly for the woman suffrage movement. She lectured on women's rights and organized a series of state and national conventions on the issue. She collected signatures for a petition to grant women the right to vote and to own property.
In 1905, one year before her death, she met president Roosevelt to lobby for an amendment for women’s voting rights. It wasn’t until after 14 years of her death, that the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote. Anthony made a impact on the women’s right movement, even if she never saw the results of her work during her life. Anthony’s social change on the country comes from all the associations and book printings that she and Stanton created in hopes of the women’s right to vote. Their efforts along with the efforts of their organizations started the voting movement and put the idea into the minds of a country that otherwise would not have entertained the idea.
She helped to found the American Equal Rights Association. Anthony and a close friend and activist partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. It was larger than the American Woman Suffrage Association, which it finally merged with. The two women traveled the United States together, giving speeches and urging equal treatment of women in the law and in society. Susan B. Anthony also opposed abortion, which she saw as another instance of a "double standard" imposed upon women.
Fighting for a cause The women’s suffrage movement, symbol of nineteenth and early twentieth century feminism, is the one most visible manifestation of women’s emancipation. From the birth of the nation to a Constitutional Amendment passed in 1920, suffrage for women had been batted aside, ignored, criticized, and denied. Those who attacked women’s suffrage were attacking much more than the idea that women as well as men should enter the polling booth. Across America women living in the 1900’s were angry and tired of feeling betrayed and treated as an unequal second class citizen. However these brave remarkable women decided to take action that helped forever changed American history, the right to vote.
1869 founded American Woman Suffrage Association American Woman Suffrage Association – 1869 by Lucy Stone, focused on male suffrage, moderate views on women’s suffrage National Women’s Suffrage Association – 1869 by Stanton and Anthony, wanted constitutional amendment giving women the vote National American Woman Suffrage Association – 1890, merging of AWSA and NWSA 1905 had only 17,000 members, 1915 = 100,000 (only half the women involved in temperance and prohibition) Carrie Chapman Catt became president 1900 – moderate campaign lobbying politicians, distributing leaflets, marches and public meetings Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage 1913 (National Women’s Party as of 1917) – breakaway group led by Alice Paul inspired by militant British suffragettes. Mass demonstrations and picketed White House. Alice Paul leader of Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage, spent 7 months in prison for illegally voting in presidential elections – went on hunger
Some Spanish countries are better than that. They are along the same lines as the American culture. In the 1840's, women began to take charge of their own lives in America. The stood up for their right is a movement called the Women's Rights Movement. This movement entailed the “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (HAA, 2006) This was to imply that fact that the Declaration of Independence was including women among these sentiments.
The Progressive Era gave birth to feminism. One leading feminist, Margaret Sanger, who with providing an education to urban families about the benefits of birth control, founded the Planned Parenthood organization. Along those same lines, after leaving the "women's sphere" women across the country protested and demanded with more urge equality for women. Many women and some men alike, pressured Wilson by stating "American women are not self-governed" (Doc. H).
Despite the antagonism, Elizabeth persuaded the convention to approve a resolution calling for women’s rights to vote. Stanton’s declaration of sentiments, modeled the United States declaration of Independence. Stanton’s declaration stated that men and women are created equal, with the support of Frederick Douglass, who had attended the Seneca Falls convention; the resolutions for feminine voting rights were passed. Elizabeth’s lecture at a second woman’s rights convention in Rochester, new York condemned her role as an activist and reformer. In 1851, Stanton met Susan B. Anthony, another female leader who promoted women’s rights in general.