“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (Elizabeth, 1815). The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women a right to vote as well as men. The movement to give the right to vote for women through the 19th Amendment was a Suffrage movement. The Suffrage movement had continued since the Civil War, but the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment (it is related to the right to citizen) did not cover the right to vote for women. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement have changed the lives of women in society.
They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments which list grievances against men, and 12 resolutions calling for equality of men and women under the law and the rights to vote for women. They also declared that women will use every methods available to further their cause. In 1869, Susan B. Anthony, a woman suffragist and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the NWSA or the National Woman Suffrage Association, and Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and others... ... middle of paper ... ...d the Susan B. Anthony Amendment written, and it grants citizens the rights to vote regardless of their gender. The president Woodrow Wilson called this a wartime measure because the U.S. would not have won the WWI without the help of women. On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment were signed into the Constitution, there granting women the rights to vote.
Do you know how the 19th Amendment was formed? The Amendment was brought to congress over women suffrage. These women fought for their rights for 70 years. Finally getting the amendment ratified on August 18, 1920. The 19th Amendment states that “the right of citizen of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Women’s suffrage leads to the build up of the 19th Amendment.
"The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty"-Carrie Chapman Catt Introduction Women 's suffrage started in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York when women met to discuss problems women were facing with their rights. Women believed that they should be treated the same as men and have the right to vote. The Women 's Rights movement started in 1850s and there were many advocates for woman suffrage. Susan B. Anthony was one of the advocates who believed that women had to fight to get the chance to vote. Anthony then became a part of a group called the National Woman Suffrage Association.
Women’s SuffrageTopic: Women’s SuffrageQuestion: What is the significance of the Women’s Suffrage Movement?Thesis:The Women’s Suffrage Movement is significant in many ways, it opened up many opportunities for women to aim for success and equality. Women’s suffrage led to women being being treated fairly equally among men as well. It all started with the first convention which was held in Seneca Falls, New York, among the group of people were abolitionist activists and a couple of men. Many argued and believed that all women deserve the right to vote. On July 1980, Wyoming becomes the first state to allow women suffrage.
The issue of equality had always been a debate between both female and male back in the old days. The ERA, short for Equal Rights Amendment, was an amendment that was designed to guarantee equal rights for women. It was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution and was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. Both Paul and Eastman believed that in order to have freedom from legal sex discrimination, it was required to have an Equal Rights Amendment that would affirm the equal application of the Constitution to all U.S. citizens. In the year of 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced by the Congress for the first time.
Just to name a few things that are being done: pray, sidewalk counseling (slightly goes along with prayer) this is where they try to convince the mother not to have an abortion one last time right before they go into the clinic, networking, volunteer at local CPC, and picket abortion mills, protestors stand outside of abortion clinics and with signs and pictures to give their opinions on abortion. The government is now getting involved against abortions by trying to make abortions illegal in America. President Bush has signed a law that bans partial birth abortion. Troy Newman, the director of Operation Rescue, says that there is still a loop hole in this law. He says “it fallaciously includes a loop-hole exception to save the mother’s life that many abortionists have routinely abused when included in other legislation.” The government getting involved is a great thing.
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.
In 1890, Wyoming became the first state with women's suffrage. The movement was accelerated by the formation of the National American Wome... ... middle of paper ... ...o everything that men can do just for the fun of it. If women wanted to work as a cop, no one can stop them because of the ERA and that gave them the right to be whatever they wanted to be when they wanted to be. No one can tell them they cannot stand up for what is right because of the amendment that gave equal rights upon women and men. There was quite a few websites that helped gather the information on the topic "The National Organization for Women and the struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment".
The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, which stressed equality among men and women and also listed grievances, like women’s lack of voting, property, marriage, and education rights, was written at the convention and signed afterwards. This event inspired other conventions, like the first National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850, and the formation of organizations, like the National American Women’s Suffrage Association in 1890, both of which aided the fight for women’s suffrage. After women got the right to vote in 1920, the most devoted members of the women’s movement focused on gaining other rights for women. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, w... ... middle of paper ... ...elped them to acquire more positive self-images and more desirable roles in society. This consciousness was a significant aspect and legacy of the Women’s Liberation Movement.