Anthony continued to campaign for equal rights for all American citizens Education Reform In 1853 Anthony called for women to be admitted to the teaching profession and for better pay for women teachers. Susan spoke before the state teachers' convention in 1859, claiming the... ... middle of paper ... ... at the age of 80. All adult women finally got the vote with the Nineteenth Amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, in 1920. Works Cited* https://susanbanthonyhouse.org/her-story/biography.php http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/susan-b-anthony.htm http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/susan-brownell-anthony/ http://www.biography.com/people/susan-b-anthony-194905#synopsis&awesm=~oB0jD9gH6blzHp http://womenshistory.about.com/od/anthonysusanb/a/anthony.htm Photos http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/Susan_B_Anthony_c1855.png http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/images/sba-arrested.jpg Still in the process of researching will be adding more before presentation, will be scheduling appointment with you to discuss thoughts and ideas. Image 1 Image 2
The suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, began with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 during which early suffrage leaders including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony proposed the Declaration of Sentiments, a document stating the rights that women demanded (4).Women argued that they deserved to vote as it was a basic right that everyone should be guaranteed as an American citizen (5). Considering that women must obey the same laws and pay the very same taxes as men, it was necessary that they receive a voice in these laws (5). In the coming years following the convention, the women’s rights movement lacked both activity and support; therefore, to become more effective the two largest organizations, The American Woman Suffrage Association and The National Woman Suffrage Association, chose to combine (1,3). Establishing The National American Woman Suffrage Association, with Stanton and Anthony as the leaders, was critical for the eventual attainment of women’s suffrage (1). In 1892 Stanton decided to ultimately resign from her presidency of NAWSA giving way for Anthony to establish control until she too resigned in 1900 (1).
The Women’s Rights Movement in the 1800’s lead up to the change in women’s rights today. This movement began in 1848 with the Seneca Falls Convention. For the next 72 years, women continually fought for equal rights. In 1920, they gained the right to vote which ended the movement and opened the opportunity for more change in women’s lives. Because of the Women’s Rights Movement, women today are able to vote, receive
Women have always been fighting for their rights for voting, the right to have an abortion, equal pay as men, being able to joined the armed forces just to name a few. The most notable women’s rights movement was headed in Seneca Falls, New York. The movement came to be known as the Seneca Falls convention and it was lead by women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton during July 19th and 20th in 1848. Stanton created this convention in New York because of a visit from Lucretia Mott from Boston. Mott was a Quaker who was an excellent public speaker, abolitionist and social reformer.
The first light for the women’s right was appeared in the Revolutionary days when Abigail Adams entreated her husband to make a place for women in the Constitution of the United States. Disappointed by the unfair status towards women, some women, led by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton, planed the suffrage movement. On the first meeting of the Woman’s State Temperance Convention organized by these women, Susan Anthony, encouraged by Stanton, present the opening address as well as to preside. McDavitt noted that “Susan Anthony had dared to say what others had only dared to think”. Besides, Anthony devoted much of her life to publicize woman’s right and was viewed as an extremely persuasive public speaker.
Anthony was a great leader and left a legacy because she stood up and defended women 's rights. Anthony and Stanton published a newspaper called the Revolution, Anthony founded the National Woman 's Suffrage Association, and Anthony voted against the law. Anthony was a great leader and her legacy will live on forever. The 19th amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. It granted women the right to vote but women still didn’t get the same rights as men.
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).
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Lucy Stone traveled for the next forty years lecturing on the Women’s Rights Movement where the right to vote became the main issue they wanted to focus on first (“History of the Women’s Rights Movement”). Women thought that if the right to vote was granted to male immigrants that could barely speak English, they should be able to vote as well. This campaign took many d... ... middle of paper ... ...role to society and the Progressive Era shows exactly how vital they are to the United States today. Most of the energy from activist was put towards the suffrage movement, but it helped develop other changes in the lives of women. Access to higher education became more available as educational institutes began to open their doors to women so they had the opportunity to receive the same level of education as men.
They spread their message by holding protests, stepping outside of the boundaries given to them, and reaching out to other women. Once the Civil War was over, women wasted no time beginning their fight for their rights again. To bring together the people of their cause, the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was created in 1887 (McGill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton). Elizabeth Cady Stanton became the first acting president (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). To gain more people to support their cause, the NAWSA teamed up with the newly freed slaves (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage).
The United States did not endorse this until 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified, which states “The right of citizens of the United States votes shall not be denied or abridged… on account of sex.” This, however, was not the end to women’s plight. For the majority of the 20th century, America’s idea of a good woman was a good mother and a good wife. In the 1960s and 1970s, a movement that would later bring fundamental changes to the American society was spreading rapidly throughout the country: The Women’s Liberation Movement. With the increasing number of educated women, gender inequality received more attention than ever before. Hundreds of women came together to fight domestic violence, lack of political and economic development, and reproductive restrictions.