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.
After that she went to England in 1906 to continue her education in social work. She got her master’s degree in 1907 from the University of Birmingham and London. Also Alice got her Ph.D. in 1912 from the University of Pennsylvania. While she was in England she faced a hard time but still managed to keep up her work in school and fight for what she thought was right, which started her journey and through some influences she joined the militant wing of the British suffrage movement. During her work in the British suffrage movement Alice participated in protest for equal rights for women.
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.
The audience seems to be predominately women, and involved in politics, or related educational fields. Baker’s speech was to inform and inspire them. The final speech was, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” delivered at the 1995 United Nation’s 4th World Conference on Women by First Lady Hillary Clinton. Her speech was about the rights and equality of women and that by bettering women’s lives it will bolster children and families too. Clinton’s speech to the UN World Conference on Women seems to be a perfectly tailored audience for her message, and that audience can heed her call to action if her speech inspires them.
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. Women began speaking and lecturing in the 1830s on equality and right to vote. Sarah Grimke and Frances Wright advocated women's suffrage in an extensive series of lectures. Sarah Grimke spoke with a concise confidence responding to a newspaper, “All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from our necks, and permit us to stand upright on the ground which God has designed us to occupy.” (Chafe 25) “[Also Grimke wrote that] like blacks women were ‘accused of mental inferiority’ and were refused the opportunity for a decent education. Denied the basic rights of free speech and petition, they were also treated as creatures not able to care for themselves.” (Chafe 45) Oberlin College became the first coeducational college in
Who had greater influence on the training of women in medicine after 1850 – Florence Nightingale or Elizabeth Garrett Anderson? Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Garret Anderson were both heavily influential women who played major roles in the training of women in medicine. Before these two women there were no female nurses or doctors in Britain. However after years of demonstrating that women could also be doctors or nurses through hard work they heled change the view of women in medicine and paved way for other females to join the profession. After Nightingale came back to England from the Crimean War, she published two books, Notes on Hospital (1859) and Notes on Nursing (1859).
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,
Explain the impact that women made on America and their changing role after the Civil War. If their role did not change would this have changed the future of the nation? Ali Sterner APUSH – Period 4 Shaw January 28, 2011 In American History, women have not exactly had it easy. In colonial times, women were to do strictly house work and take care of the children. This changed after the Civil War, giving women their right to speak up and become more like men.
Madam CJ Walker was also like a business woman. She gave lectures on black issues at conventions sponsored by powerful black institutions. She also had a college where students were trained to do hair. She donated large amounts of money to the NAACP campaign and later in her life revised she will support black schools, organizations, individuals, orphanages, retirement homes and YWCAs. “I got to start by giving myself a start.” Madam CJ always took upon herself to make something she does count.
AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN 3 Footsteps of Coretta Scott King The famous quote, “Behind every good man is a good woman” is attributed in part to the Woman’s Liberation Movement of the sixties. Although the author of this quote is unknown, this quote holds true when speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Dr. King was a young energetic scholar who dedicated his life to leading the Civil Rights Movement. Focusing on peaceful demonstrations, Dr. King was not afraid to speak his mind. He was a strong African American man who stood firm on his Christian beliefs and equality for all people.