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.
During the Progressive Era, women played an important role in reforms from the 1880s to the 1920s. In this era, the poor population grew, which led to slums and unhygienic tenement housing. The gap between the rich and the poor was continuing to expand. Women wanted to better the conditions for work and home by improving the health, education, and sanitation. Worker’s unhappiness for the conditions of the workplace through strikes always ended in violence and casualties. Women in the Progressive Era had unwavering views on politics as well as labor and working conditions and they played an important role to help these situations.
Before the 1800's woman practically had no rights, they were just stuck at home raising the kids, cleaning the house or doing other things that they were allowed to do. In some colonies widowed women who owned property were allowed to vote. Upper class women did get education like in the 16th century, but their education was limited to only a few subjects. At first it had started out with girls learning academic subjects but then were demoted to just focusing more on embroidery and music in the the late 16 th century. As women started to get more education they began to take part in politics and reform movements. The women that wanted to be able to vote believed that women and men should have equal political rights.This caused them to wonder why they were not able to vote. In 1776 Abigail Adams rites to her husband John Adams stating to "remember the ladies" when the write he Declaration of independence. John Admas writes a letter back telling her "We have only the name of masters, and rather than give up this, which would completely subject us to the despotism of the petticoat," Saying that he agrees with Abigail. In 1848 a Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Coffin Mott had gathered a group of abolitionist in Sen...
During the American progressive era of the late 1800's and early 1900's, the lives and roles of women changed remarkably. During this time, woman were beginning to fight for equality, and to try to convince American society that they had much to offer to their country. Even though they could not vote throughout the majority of this period, they still managed to create many of the public policies and institutions that we enjoy today. Women of this time period managed to promote suffrage, improve educational opportunities. They won laws delegating minimum wage and maximum work hours for female workers. They were able to implement many public programs and social welfare measures.
The women’s suffrage movement was an uphill battle against the society of the United States. Many important people such as Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Ida B. Wells, lived for the fight to get their right to vote and some never actually lived to see the 19th amendment ratified into the constitution. The women’s suffrage movement affected many areas all around the United States. When the 19th amendment was added to the Constitution, women changed everything. They raised social expectations, they took economic roles, and they filled political positions.
In 1848, the American women's rights movement started, during this movement, even though the leaders of the women’s rights advocated for the Reconstruction amendments , such as Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, these amendment did not promote women’s suffrage. In 1869, the writers of the nineteenth amendment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked in the National Woman Suffrage Association while Lucy Stone led the American Woman Suffrage Association’s state-by-state battle for the vote. After that, the two groups united to form the National American Women Suffrage Association. This association aimed to secure voting rights for all American women (American memory, 2010). During World War I, women contributed significantly to the nation's war effort. As a result, many politicians began to realize that women could be an important source of votes, and then the United States Congress supported the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Finally, in 1920, women won the vote throughout the nation (Jone Johnson Lewis, 2008). In simple English, the Nineteenth Amendment states that Constitution cannot deny or abridge the citizens’ voting rights, regardless of the sex.
Gathered from the article "Women Get the Vote” in the New York Times, “Back in July 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all men are created equal, but it didn't say anything about women.”(Roberts, Smith), this quote reflects the central idea of the women suffrage movement. The goal was for women to be recognized with the same rights as men, which they achieved (Smiltneek). Thanks to the suffrage movement, America has been forever changed and opened new doors for females. Women of society have evolved into a strong and independent union from the resulting actions of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
1. The American Revolution impacted almost every aspect of Native American, European American, and African American women's lives.
The American Revolution severely affected Native American women, especially agriculturally.
The fight for women’s rights began long before the Civil War, but the most prominent issue began after the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments joined the Constitution. The rights to all “citizens” of the United States identified all true “citizens” as men and therefore incited a revolution in civil rights for women (“The Fight for Women’s Suffrage”). The National Women’s Suffrage Convention of 1868
It is no secret that no matter how much women continue to strive in the workplace, politics, etc., inequality will always persist. Throughout American history, the oppression of women has caused an adverse effect on humanity. Some men believed that embracing women as worthy of equal opportunities was a threat to them, as all the rules would be changing. However, the 1900s witnessed a change in that trend, as women started to fight and stand up for their rights. Women have stood on the frontline of this conflict, but at the end of the day they are only requesting “The power or privilege to which one is justly entitled” So, how did women’s role in society evolve from 1919 to 1941?