Later, when alliance with other political and social reform movements was made necessary to further the goals of the movement, there was Jane Addams. The argument changed to one of the American woman needing the vote in order to better the daily lives of their families, their friends, and their society. But the goal was always the same: equality for men and women. Equality eventually symbolized by the right to vote. The early women's movement was dominated by an uncompromising attitude of right versus wrong.
Today we women have the right to vote, and that’s because the women in the movement fought to get these rights that we have today. We need to know and understand when did the women finally realize they should take a stand? Who were contributors in the Women’s Suffrage Movement? How long did it take for the law to finally pass? Why did the movement become successful?
Inequality in America I believe that there is too much wealth and income inequality in the United States today. The upper classes have most of the power in the nation and use their influence and wealth to convert the United States income into benefiting their well being and financial stability. In the last fifteen years, the income of the upper classes has risen while the income of the lower classes has generally lowered, further showing the inequality that exists in our nation. It is usually difficult for the lower classes to achieve financial success because a high income job requires good education which the lower classes lacks because they cannot afford it. In the United States there are four social classes : the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and the lower class.
Susan B. Anthony is a Women’s right activist and wanted women’s right to vote. She was very important back in the days and still is till this day. She was standing up for her own gender because back then all the men would have more rights to do certain things. More than women at least. Some things that she was apart of were in the women’s suffrage movement, women’s right, and abolitionism.
They are in debt because of the rising price of college tuition and the student loans they took out to be able to afford attending in the first place. Rising tuition and student debt are gigantic problems, and they are ruining the American dream for millions of students across the world. Student Loan Debt is a massive problem in this country, and it is something that needs to be figured out. Nearly 40% of Graduates under the age of 25 have student debt. That number has climbed 26% since 2004.
More citizens will resort to crime to provide for their families in times of great need. People will struggle even more to provide for their loved ones and resort to alternatives to provide for them. Even though increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 will help 900,000 people tremendously, It will severely devastate those citizens and their families who lose their job to help pay for the increased wages. This is not the first time that the federal minimum wage has been proposed to be increased. From 2007 to 2009, the minimum wage increased from $5.15 to $7.25, where is still ... ... middle of paper ... ...ect all Americans, those making minimum wage and those with salaried jobs making above the bare minimum.
A) The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention the issue of suffrage was brought up for the first time and supported by Frederick Douglas. The sacrifices, suffering, and criticism that the women activist made would be so that the future generations would benefit the future generations. The oppression and discrimination the women felt in this era launched the women into create the women’s right movement. The women fought so zealously for their rights it would be impossible for them not to achieve their goals. Women soon realized that in order to make sure that they were not treated as second-class status they would need to have the right to vote.
Wealth distribution in America is so uneven that most Americans clueless to how much money each class acquires. Nearly half of America is splitting an extremely small amount of money. Sadly, in today’s society, the bottom 40% of people, approximately 120 million Americans, have .03% of the wealth (Domhoff). Yet, for some reason we still cling to the idea of this American Dream that anyone can make it. The people, stuck in the bottom 40%, who want to make it all the way to the top, will pay so much attention to the fairy tale dream stories of rags to riches.
Children are stating this because they believe that to be successful now and days is a greater challenge than it was years ago. With poverty being so great in America, children believe that they will never be able to be more successful than their parents because their parents won’t be able to afford the funds in order to get a proper college education. Furthermore, according to Dr. Amy K Glasmeier Penn State 's “Poverty in America”(October 15, 2006)We are a more diverse population and a more dispersed population; we are older and remain divided by race, income, and location.” In other words, economic inequality is another issue that the impoverished face. Another idea, by Gary Reber in the article “The other America 2012”(2012, April/May) is that poverty and inequality are the two center issues in America once again. About 47 million Americans of all colors, ethnicities and backgrounds are living at or below the poverty line.
Rosa Parks was successful in her attempts to make the world a better place. She fought against all odds to fight for the rights of African Americans. “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully we shall overcome” (Parks). Rosa Parks will forever be remembered as the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.