Susan B. Anthony Susan Brownell Anthony was considered one of the first women activist. She fought for the abolition of slavery, African American rights, labor rights and women’s rights. Susan Anthony fought for women’s rights by speaking up and campaigning for women and serval others around the United States. She devoted her time and attention on the needs of women. Ms. Anthony helped reform the law to benefit women and improve our conditions, and encouraged the eliminations of laws that only benefited the men of our country.
After the fight over the amendments, Stanton continued to fight for reform of marriage and divorce laws, expansion of education for women, less constricting clothing, and even fought against the condemning of women through religion. She continued her fight until she died in 1902. A statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott stands in the middle of the U. S. Capitol. Alice Paul joined the Women’s Social and Political Union while completing graduate school in London. Here, she learned how to use unladylike tactics and civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause.
If I Could be but Half as Courageous Helen Keller was born on June 27th, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was a bright infant, interested in everything around her, and imitating adults at a very young age. In February of 1882, she was struck with an illness which left her deaf and blind. For several years, Helen had very little communication with the rest of the world, except for a few signs which she used with her family. When she was six, her parents wanted desperately to do something to help their strong-willed, half-wild, child.
Anthony organized, traveled, and spoke to people about what needed to be modified for women. Her parents were Quakers, which is a branch of christianity. They believed that all men and women should study, work, and live as equals (“Biography of Susan B. Anthony”). She adopted these thoughts and became a leader of the movement for women. She recognized her passion for women’s rights and dedicated her life as a suffragette, an advocate of women’s right to vote (“Biography of Susan B. Anthony”).
She talks to her audience directly to appeal to their personal beliefs on slavery and women’s rights. She uses several rhetorical questions throughout her speech to convey that women are worthy. Finally, she uses repetition to get a better connection with her audience. The experiences she had as a slave inspired her to become a prominent abolitionist for slave rights and women’s right. She felt that it was her God given duty to spread the cruelty, hypocrisy, and wrongness of discrimination against slaves and women.
Mark was so impressed with Helen and what she had overcome that he showed her to his friend Henry H. Rodgers. Henry was also very impressed. In fact, he was so impressed that he told Helen that he would pay for her to got to college. Helen went to college with Anne to interpret everything for her. While she was at college, she wrote her first book-Story of my Life.
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.
Around the time Keller was born important U.S. historical events occurred. In 1881 Sitting Bull surrendered, President James Garfield was assassinated, the interstate commerce act was signed, and the first gasoline powered car was invented ( ). Keller, born in 1880, had her sense of hearing and sight until she came down with a high temperature fever in 1882. This high fever took her senses of sight and hearing away. Since she was young when she lost her sense of hearing, she did not learn how to speak.
During the 1960’s women wanted to define their own identities in society, whether that is of a housewife role, establishing a career or both. This identity push into American society created the Women’s Liberation Movement for a majority of women within the 60’s. During this period several women stood out as activists to establish safeguards against discrimination on the bases of sex; Betty Fridan, Carol Hanisch and Gloria Steinam. Each activist clearly demonstrated in their tone and message within their articles, books and speeches how to achieve the overall goal to cease the myth that women were fulfilled in their role as housewives. This document will reflect an analysis of sources that substantiates that women wanted to define their own identities within our society and on issues and concerns for family values, women’s freedom to choice, and social change.
Despite the law she began to travel and lecture across the nation for the women's right to vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own their own property and retain their earnings, and she advocated for women's labor organizations. Susan remained active and dedicated to women’s suffrage until her death on March 13, 1906. Abolitionist After moving to Rochester, NY in 1845, the Anthony family became very active in the anti-slavery movement. Susan B, Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1856.