Not only was there a white women’s movement, but also, in 1896 The National Association of Colored Women was formed. Even after women got their right to vote, the women’s movement pressed on. Margaret Sanger was among many who advocated for women in the 1920s. She on behalf of many, advocated for the right to use birth control. She founded the American Birth Control League, which eventually becomes Planned Parenthood in the 1940s.
The women’s suffrage movement was the struggle for the right of women to vote, run for office, and is part of the overall women’s rights movement. In the 19th century, women in several countries most recognizably the U.S. and england formed organizations to fight for suffrage. Beginning in the mid 19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and participated in civil strike to achieve what many Americans considered a revolutionary change in the Constitution. Women’s suffrage unlike most believe didn’t start in the united states. The first country to grant national-level voting rights to women was the self-governing British colony of New Zealand, which passed the Electoral Bill in September 1893.
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.
Voting for a Change “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality,” this was stated by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a very crucial women’s suffragist. Over time, women’s history has evolved due to the fact that women were pushing for equal rights. Women were treated as less than men. They had little to no rights. The Women’s Rights Movement in the 1800’s lead up to the change in women’s rights today.
There were a number of women’s organizations that were created during this time because it showed all of the diverse interests between religions and political parties (Hall 191). In the late 1880s and early 1890s, middle class women began to volunteer and spread the ideas and thoughts of these women activist groups (“Women’s Rights Movement”). The Suffrage Movement that began after the meeting was held came in subsequent waves. Women’s Rights Conventions were held up until the start of the Civil War and became very largely attended. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Lucy Stone traveled for the next forty years lecturing on the Women’s Rights Movement where the right to vote became the main issue they wanted to focus on first (“History of the Women’s Rights Movement”).
This movement is formed for giving women the right to vote, and the team which led this movement is named as “American national woman suffrage association.” The women’s rights movement was first held in Seneca Falls in the year 1848, and after two days from the start of the movemen... ... middle of paper ... ... encouraged many women to participate in this protests and helped a lot supporters to gain their results. By lot of struggle by the women’s suffrage, the movement helped many women to gain rights to vote and they even achieved many rights in every law. This movement had changed the United States government and helped them to enhance power within their country(Cooney, n.d.). By their help in development of country became more beneficial and also enriched in many rituals and traditions. This allowed many women to get more freedom and has equal rights.
“Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen are the foremothers of modern women’s movement. All of these people advocated for the dignity, intelligence, and basic human potentials of the female sex. However, it was not until the late 19th century that the efforts for women’s equal rights coalesced into a clearly identifiable and self-conscious movement, or rather a series of movements” (Martha Rampton). Eventually after many years of fighting for their rights, the 19th amendment of 1920 finally granted women their right to vote (History Staff, 19th Amendment). Many writers such as Jane Austen as stated above were part of what sparked a feminist movement and fought for their freedoms through their writings.
Anthony continued to campaign for equal rights for all American citizens Education Reform In 1853 Anthony called for women to be admitted to the teaching profession and for better pay for women teachers. Susan spoke before the state teachers' convention in 1859, claiming the... ... middle of paper ... ... at the age of 80. All adult women finally got the vote with the Nineteenth Amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, in 1920. Works Cited* https://susanbanthonyhouse.org/her-story/biography.php http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/susan-b-anthony.htm http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/susan-brownell-anthony/ http://www.biography.com/people/susan-b-anthony-194905#synopsis&awesm=~oB0jD9gH6blzHp http://womenshistory.about.com/od/anthonysusanb/a/anthony.htm Photos http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/Susan_B_Anthony_c1855.png http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/images/sba-arrested.jpg Still in the process of researching will be adding more before presentation, will be scheduling appointment with you to discuss thoughts and ideas. Image 1 Image 2
“Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it can not be escaped.” voiced by Victoria Woodhull illustrates how important the women’s liberation movement is in the history of the United States. The fight for women’s suffrage rights brought upon multiple changes to society and to the literary works of the time period. Women of all kinds used their talents to fight for their individual and collective right to vote.
Intro Through the history, women have always fought for their rights creating a new space for their participation as citizens. After the First World War during the 1920s and 1930s new histories of women suffragettes have been written. During that period of time some activist groups were created, for instance, the Edwardian women’s suffrage movement that created in women a ‘Suffragette Spirit’ with the same goals and purposes even with the same militant procedures such as radical feminism that involved hunger strike and forcible feeding. This argument have become controversial due to different points of view in recent years. Another samples are the formation of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), a group led by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst under an autocratic system; Women’s Freedom League (WFL), a self-proclaimed militant organization and National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).