Because some women were indifferent in regards to suffrage, they set back those who were working towards the greater good of the nation. However, the suffragettes were able to overcome these obstacles by altering their tactics, while still maintaining their objective. In 1869, two organizations for the promotion of women’s suffrage were founded with different opinions on how to reach the same goal. The National Women’s Suffrage Association (NWSA) was headed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This group opposed the 15th amendment, while suggesting the passage and ratification of another, new amendment, specifically granting women the right to vote.
Source A shows an example of a suffragette poster protesting for votes for women. The poster illustrates the possibilities of jobs that a women can achieve, yet still not be respected enough to be given the vote. Most of the jobs listed on the poster are jobs that require a successful education such as a “doctor or teacher”; or they require a strong and trustworthy individual like a “mayor”. The reasons that the suffragettes are demanding the vote is because they believe that women are capable of many things that require importance, so they are very deserving of the vote. Another reason for wanting the vote for women, would relate to how certain men could behave and still have the honour to vote.
Women's rebellion against the middle-class housewife's role contributed to this second wave of women's movements. It began with women's examination of their personal lives and developed into a program for economic and political change. Women's groups discovered discrimination in the workplace, where women received less pay and fewer promotions than men did. They also uncovered barriers to women seeking political office and to female students striving for high academic achievement. So, the women of America banned together to achieve their political ... ... middle of paper ... ...tivism Resources.
Women's Failure to Gain the Right to Vote between 1900 and 1914 The campaign for women's suffrage had been going on since the mid-nineteenth century. The suffragists had been making peaceful demonstrations since 1860, but the right to vote had still not been given to them. The suffragettes took militant action and many were put in jail or injured. They even protested in prison by refusing to eat and were forcibly fed by the prison wardens. Some even sacrificed their lives for the cause.
In 1905, the WSPU decided to take stronger action due to the failure of using peaceful and legal methods, as bills were constantly being turned away from the House of Commons and not many people were accepting that women should be allowed to vote. Their tactics started off quite quietly, with suffragettes being arrested for holding meetings outside of the House of Commons. The arrests soon began to become more frequent, with suffragettes being arrested for speaking to the crowd outside Liberal Party elections, and refusing to pay fines thus being sent to jail. However, they were quickly gaining popularity and they moved to London in 1906, to be nearer the capital. They soon declared war on the Liberal party for not fulfilling their promises.
Feministic Women in history were subjected to an oppressed role, which men were in control. Many of these women created groups to talk about these problems such as the Seneca Falls. Women fought for equality, but some were happy with the status quo, and some simply became the change. Initially, women fought for equality to end the oppressed rule of a man and wanted to be equal to a man in every way possible, women soon called themselves Feminists. Women in general, were forced to marry a man that the father saw fit to the daughter but this sometimes brought years of abuse and cruelty to the women.
Women wanted the right to vote, and have some decision making within our government, because they felt like they were worth nothing. Moreover, women wanted to make more for their hard labor. Feminists fought for their right to vote, but they were not granted it until later years. Other reforms during this era consisted of a municipal reform which raised taxes in cities in order to get public services, and to help clean up the cities. There were also racial reforms, where blacks pushed to be treated the same as whites, and there was also a political reform started by La Follette to deny bosses the power to choose a political party's candidates.
The NUWSS asked MP's who showed sympathy towards the women to place forward bills in parliament, in total between years 1870 and 1914 thirty bills were passed before parliament and every single one was blocked by people opposing the suffragists. The NUWSS were once of the liberal party but because with the lack of support with their cause for suffrage it pushed the women to anger. When Herbert Asquith became Prime Minister the NUWSS became annoyed. He was from the liberal party but completely disagrees with the right for women to vote. In 1912 NUWSS took the vote and broke away from the liberals to support the Labour Party.
In 1908 the liberal Prime Minister Asquith, was less sympathetic towards women than Henry Campbell-Bannerman the former prime minister. Liberal leaders were scared that if women gained the vote then they would vote for the conservatives despite liberal M.P.’S being in favour of women’s votes. Many governments were happy for the women to have the vote but they made sure that parliament failed the bills. Women formed two groups the suffragists and the suffragettes. The suffragists were more moderate as they protested and argued with the M.P.’S for the vote, however the suffragettes took a more violent approach as they went round smashing windows and chaining themselves up to things to get the attention for the vote.
People argued, why should suffrage be granted, if women didn 't even want it for themselves? Addams’s was talking straight to the women during this time; she was trying to organize women and change their minds, not just men 's minds. She gave various situations, which had affected the community because of lack of participation of