This movement was led by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Beginning from 1848, every year suffragists educated public about woman suffrage and lobbied congress to pass amendment enfranchising women. This movement had a halt during Civil war, but gained pace later. The women’s suffrage movement went from 1848 to 1920, which was 72 long years of struggle. This movement is formed for giving women the right to vote, and the team which led this movement is named as “American national woman suffrage association.” The women’s rights movement was first held in Seneca Falls in the year 1848, and after two days from the start of the movemen... ... middle of paper ... ... encouraged many women to participate in this protests and helped a lot supporters to gain their results.
Seneca Falls In the early 1800's, many of the women in the United States were plain and simple getting fed up with their lack of writes. Men had dominated everything in the past and they were still continuing to do so. Women were finally ready to come forward and voice their opinions about how men and women are created equal. It was now time for women to go out and become what ever they want to be and not have to worry about the fact that they are females. The Seneca Falls Convention would soon be one of the biggest victories for women's rights.
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.
This movement which was inspired by the ideologies of courageous women and fueled by their enthusiasm and sacrifice is often unacknowledged by most historians in the chronicles of American History. Today the movement is often misunderstood as a passive, white upper class, naive cause. But a deeper study would reveal that the women’s suffrage movement was the one that brought together the best and brightest women in America, which not only changed the lives of half the citizens of United States but also changed the social attitudes of millions of Americans. The movement teaches us of the importance of the need for progressive thinkers and visionaries in our society. While the equality of women in every sense may not be achieved yet, the glorious victory of the woman suffrage movement acts as an inspiration to every woman in America today.
Kale Reed In previous times, the equality between men and women were at dramatic differences. It is frequently believed that women’s suffrage was desired and fought for only in England and the United States during the 19th century. Though these movement changes in their reasons and tactics, the battle of female suffrage, along with other women’s rights concerns, cut through many national boundaries. Women’s rights and suffrage had changed drastically from the 1890 till the time of Nixon’s Administration. During these time markers women had been treated poorly, they felt as if they weren’t equal to the other citizens of the world, especially the men.
In 1960 women were inspired by the leaders before them. This new generation of women fought for many things like, equality in the workplace, because men were paid more than women for the same job. Considering many men went off to war, so many women took over the jobs they use to have. However, when men returned from the war, they took their jobs back. Companies who hired women before stopped and only hired men.
It is a document laying out the concerns pertaining to women. Seneca Falls, New York marks the inception of the movement for women’s suffrage. This historical phase took place in the year of 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton along with Lucretia Mott endorsed their document. In addition to signing this document, they also composed it. Points they addressed in their testimony included the lack of education arranged for women as well as occupational openings, and laws regarding to custody of childre... ... middle of paper ... ...rought positive enhancements in the duration and afterwards.
Mary Walton, the author of A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and The Battle for the Ballot, captures the power it took to over come this injustice law that said women could not vote. This story is a reminder of the intelligence it took to obtain what now seems an inalienable right, an obvious pillar of any democracy. She brings the drama and non-violence that happen through the protests and the women who started it all, Alice Paul. Walton really brings this marvelous women to live again and puts her self into her shoes. Walton starts from the beginning, when women started to realize they can run America just as good as the men.
Quickly gaining support, these women fought for the right to vote and equal rights in education and employment. The Seneca Falls Convention triggered the feminist movement in the United States, giving women a voice and confidence to speak their mind, but it would take a few decades before significant changes began to take shape. Throughout the twentieth century, women continued to fight for equality. In 1920, the nineteenth amendment finally gave women the right to vote, but they were still considered second-class citizens. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt as chair of the Commission on the Status of Women.
It was probably the most famous speech ever remembered ... ... middle of paper ... ...ovement seems to have turned on women and away from men. There is more of a fight over moral issues and less about rights. Susan B. Anthony once said, “Failure is impossible.” Today’s suffrage efforts are continuing with her drive and now have a larger base of support. When today’s suffragists speak to the House or Senate, they at least can address women as well as men in these bodies. This is what Ms. Anthony wanted to accomplish.