Women's Suffrage In The 19th Century

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Name Tutor Course Date The New Woman Women over the past have undergone several changes throughout history to make gender imbalance and discrimination outdated. In the 19th century, many efforts echoed down aiming to fight for women’s rights to give them equal opportunities with their male counterparts (Sheridan 2). Through history, we learn that men had more privileges than women did in the past whereby they did not do certain activities like voting or holding certain offices. These offices and activities clearly deemed to be for men only pushed women into jobs perceived to be inferior. This discrimination led to the beginning of a new revolution of feminism to champion for equality to bridge…show more content…
During early times, women could not carry out suffrage due to a law that only allowed males to vote. During the Civil War, a petition issued by the newly formed National Woman's Rights Committee championed for the amendment of the constitution that discriminated voters with respect to their gender. The advocates for suffrage supported this movement because all this aimed at winning the rights for women to get the opportunity to vote in both local and state levels. Progressive politics of neighboring countries, which included the rights of women to vote, provided a background and motivation in their bid of searching for women suffrage (Brinkley 221). The Fifteenth Amendment came into action to allow black African-American males to vote stating that the blacks needed it more than the entire women population. This increased the drive in the fight for women suffrage by the advocates. Men, who occasionally drank, opposed women's suffrage because they feared that women would use their voting prowess to regulate the distribution and overall consumption of alcohol. This fueled the opposition for women suffrage since women were not avid drinkers of alcoholic beverages at the time (Brinkley

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