Women had hope for equal rights, they began lecturing, marching, and writing to achieve what the American women were fighting for (Gordon, Ann D.). The movement began with the first convention ever dedicated to women in 1848, called the Seneca Falls Convention where 68 women and 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments (1848 Declaration.). The Declaration of Sentiments of was based on the Declaration of Independence but included the rights women deserved in the text. It is also known as the “Women’s Declaration of Independence” (1848 Declaration). At the convention, they discussed and created an outline for the movement.
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).
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.
Lucretia Mott worked along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton to plan the first women’s rights convention and wrote the, “Discourse on Women”. Lucy Stone formed the American Women’s Suffrage Association (AWSA) and convince individual states to join the effort towards women rights. These women had an influence in the National American Women’s Suffrage Association’s (NAWSA) achievement of the goals in the Women’s Rights Movement. These women had a profound effect on reaching equal rights between men and women. Before the Women’s Rights Movement women were viewed less than men in every aspect.
Susan B. Anthony was essential to achieve the goal of enfranchisement piece. Women are the ones who have kept up this movement and are those who are constantly aware of their rights and equality. Victory had not come easily. Susan B. Anthony played a very important role in the world of women; she inspired women to speak, to be part of the decisions of our country and get inspired to obtain gender equality. An electrifying speaker and politician, Susan B. Anthony influenced millions of people during her career.
Throughout the 19th century white women were not by any means created equal to white men. We learned earlier in the semester about the movement westward created struggles for the white women that had be so used to living in the cities. We also learned that women started voicing their opinions during that time period and made a great deal of change for farmers and themselves. From the formation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote has shaped American’s views on the Women’s Movement. The following documents show how the Women’s Movement has affected Americans throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was sign into the Constitution, granting women the rights to vote. Women used many methods to gain their rights to vote and evidently they faced a lot of obstacles while trying to gain their rights. They try to get attention from the public to let people know that women is starting a revolution and it won’t end until their demands is met which is to have an amendment in the constitution that give the women the rights to vote. In order to get attention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the first National Women’s Suffrage Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments which list grievances against men, and 12 resolutions calling for equality of men and women under the law and the rights to vote for women.
Elizabeth loved her cousin, Elizabeth Smith... ... middle of paper ... ...r equality of women whose only representation at the time was through husbands. The brave few who courageously fought in the movement reformed our country and society today. Women such as Alice Paul and Susan B Anthony not only brought on equality for women today these women also brought on a new way women thought towards themselves. Today women think of themselves as independent smart citizens who can be whoever they want to be, politicians, doctors, scientists, etc. In addition women today can wear what they choose.
A women suffrage amendment was brought to the U.S. Congress in 1868 but failed to win support as well as a second amendment in 1878. In 1869 a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton got together with Susan B. Anthony, a women’s rights activist, and organized an association called the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this union they would gather with women and fight for women’s suffrage. Later, in 1890 they joined with their competitor the American Women Suffrage Association and became the National American Women Suffrage Association. “NAWSA adopted a moderate approach to female suffrage, eschewing some of the more radical feminism of other women’s rights groups in favor of a national plan designed to gain widespread support” (3).
One of the civil right groups in the United States was women. Women were fighting for their equal rights in US. These movements held by women were recognized as women’s suffrage. There were many women’s suffrage groups in United States. This was a movement held by women in order for women’s rights to practice as equal to any member of the society in US.