Women have the same rights as men, because of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment was formed in 1878, but didn’t pass until 1920. For 70 years, women fought for this law to pass. Women were treated as second class citizens. Women wanted the same rights as men, regarding their gender.
Anthony then became a part of a group called the National Woman Suffrage Association. This group had a goal to get an amendment in the Constitution. The women suffragists then began to argue that "women deserve the vote because they were different from men ("The Fight for Women 's Suffrage").Years later in 1910, some Western states began to let women vote. A women by the name of Carrie Chapman Catt became a significant person for women’s suffrage("Catt, Carrie Chapman,“American Social Reform”). Catt influenced many women during the encountering of women 's suffrage because she served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association,founder of the League of Women Voters, devised the "Winning Plan” and was an influential activist who fought for women 's rights.
Even in the 19th Century there were women who knew that women could do the same things as men, but men thought then, and even some today, think that women are just not capable. Women just want to be seen as equal to the men. Women, or groups of women, had to fight for what they believed in in order to get the rights they wanted and deserved. Strong women fought for equality between men and women through the right to vote. In the late 19th century women wanted the right to vote which was what they called suffrage (Trueman.)
In early 19th century the position of women in the society was worse. They dreamed of being treated equally with men in the society. On August 26, 1920 millions of American women celebrated victory (“The Fight”, n.d.). It was the day when the United States constitution made an official declaration that allows American women to vote and contest for public offices. It was the day when woman’s suffrage movement tasted success.
The women’s suffrage movement involved women white and black even men were involved in women’s suffrage so that women could have the same equal rights that men had and be able to be equal to men. The women’s suffrage movement dates back to 1776 the year the United States was founded. Before 1776 women exercised their right to vote but after 1776 states starting rewriting their constitution so women couldn’t vote. The way the suffrage movement started was when Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband John Adams asking him to “remember the ladies” in the new code of laws. Her husband John Adams replied the men will fight the despotism of the petticoat and this is the first recorded event in the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.
It wasn’t until 1893 in New Zealand that women achieved the right to vote on a national level; Australia followed in 1902. American women didn’t win the right to vote until after World War I (Women’s Suffrage, 2011). The campaign in America for women’s suffrage began in earnest before the Civil War. Reform groups were thriving all over the country, including temperance clubs, religi... ... middle of paper ... ...esult was a world event that changed the face of politics in America. The right to vote politically empowered women in the United States and recognized the importance of their voice as citizens.
The suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, began with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 during which early suffrage leaders including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony proposed the Declaration of Sentiments, a document stating the rights that women demanded (4).Women argued that they deserved to vote as it was a basic right that everyone should be guaranteed as an American citizen (5). Considering that women must obey the same laws and pay the very same taxes as men, it was necessary that they receive a voice in these laws (5). In the coming years following the convention, the women’s rights movement lacked both activity and support; therefore, to become more effective the two largest organizations, The American Woman Suffrage Association and The National Woman Suffrage Association, chose to combine (1,3). Establishing The National American Woman Suffrage Association, with Stanton and Anthony as the leaders, was critical for the eventual attainment of women’s suffrage (1). In 1892 Stanton decided to ultimately resign from her presidency of NAWSA giving way for Anthony to establish control until she too resigned in 1900 (1).
Every citizen of the United State was grant the right to vote since their birth in the United State or when they passed their citizenship test. However while women today take their citizenship for granted, a century ago women actually fought for their rights to vote. In the nineteenth century, only white men were allow to vote, and if any women were to vote, she automatically breaks a law and would be arrested. Despite these challenges and obstacles the women faced, women ultimately gain their rights through The Woman’s Right Movement or The Woman Suffrage Movement by using several different methods to persuade the public’s opinion and the U.S Congress to agree with them. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was sign into the Constitution, granting women the rights to vote.
Suffrage is the right or exercise of the right to vote. Suffrage has been viewed as a right, a privilege, or even a duty. Suffrage was first proposed as a federal amendment in 1868, women 's suffrage struggled for many years before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920. The demand for liberation of american women was first formed in 1848 at seneca falls after the civil war. In 1869 Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National woman suffrage association to work for the movement on the federal level and to press for a more drastic institutional changes.