This movement was led by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Beginning from 1848, every year suffragists educated public about woman suffrage and lobbied congress to pass amendment enfranchising women. This movement had a halt during Civil war, but gained pace later. The women’s suffrage movement went from 1848 to 1920, which was 72 long years of struggle. 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.
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.
Dicker describes the revolutionary movements that brought about the changes in the society in terms of gender equality and women's rights. Although Dicker reveals significant similarities between the types of struggles in the first and second waves of feminism in the United States, ultimately she demonstrates that the differences outweigh the similarities. In the first wave of feminism, Dicker depicts the struggle that the women are going through to attain women’s right to vote and equality. In the nineteenth century, women were prohibited from voting and feminist such as Susan Anthony got in trouble when then went to vote and were faced with charges. As evidenced in the quote from the book, ‘... women deserved to make their voices heard and, in so doing, create laws that would benefit and protect them,’ the right to vote not only women gave them a chance to make socio-political changes in the country that would empower them, but also gender equality (Dicker 54).
It made it possible for women to get voting rights and it made it possible for women to continue to gain equal rights today. The Women’s Rights Movement created different opportunities for them. It made it possible for them to vote, promote the increase in women’s pay, and have equal power men are able to have. This movement brought women together to fight for the rights they deserved. Women had hope for equal rights, they began lecturing, marching, and writing to achieve what the American women were fighting for (Gordon, Ann D.).
It was from this feminine public sphere that demands for improvements in the position of women began to be made. By 1900 women’s moral mission had also become a political mission. The Married Women’s Property Act, passed in 1870, was a key turning point. This allowed women to keep upto £200 of their own money. Until this time their husbands owned all their property, even clothes.
In the nineteenth century, women’s rights activists began fighting for economic freedoms to receive the same amount of legal respect as men. On July 19, 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott held the first gathering devoted solely to women’s rights in Seneca Falls, New York (“Women’s Rights Movement”). Stanton formed an alliance with Susan B. Anthony to try and move forward with their ideas to develop the right for women to vote (“Women’s Rights Movement”). In 1869, the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) were created, but struggled to maintain momentum throughout the years as they were not getting the support they wanted from middle class women and men until a later date (“Women’s Rights Movement”). 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).
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
“Independence is happiness.” A large supporter of women’s rights and one of the reasons women have many rights today; Susan B. Anthony was born in February 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts into a family of Quakers where women were considered equal to men. As a young woman she had been a teacher until she became involved in the temperance movement, from that time on she worked for women’s rights after she realized women were not really treated equally while in the temperance movement. Anthony worked for women’s rights but also incorporated it into other movements, temperance, labor, and education. Susan B. Anthony had a significant impact on women’s rights in American history, through organizing and participating in organizations, writing books and a newspaper, her partnership with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, voting illegally, and petitioning against U.S. Congress. In 1863 Anthony organized a Women’s National Loyal League with her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Although women were granted the right to vote in 1920, Gloria Steinem, a feminist who emerged in the 1970's, addressed the continual gender discrimination that limited women's inherent liberties in the workplace and at home causing a new wave of feminism to develop. Since women were considered inferior to men both physically and intellectually, women refused to accept this inequality so they began to declare their rights. The first wave of feminism in the U.S. began at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in New York, which issued a historic declaration of women’s rights (Hearne 2 of 7). Originally, the feminist movement started as a fight for a woman’s right to vote, but then it gained momentum in the late 1800’s during the Progressive Era to include women’s involvement in public affairs and political activism, including the temperance movement, and the labor movement (1 of 7). In 1890 the main occupation of most women was caring for their ... ... middle of paper ... ...ords (99-101 of 111).
It came long after most of the feminist dirty work had been done. First wave feminism is responsible for Seneca Falls convention in 1848() which eventually lead to women’s right to vote nearly 40 years after. The next wave of feminism falls on the women of the 1960’s who tirelessly fought for civil rights, and women’s reproductive rights. Their aim was focused on passing the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing social equality regardless of sex (Rampton). The third wave began with the Miss America pageant protest in the 1960’s and ended with efforts to rid society top-to-bottom of sexism (Rampton) and ended in the mid 1990’s.