Voting for a Change “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality,” this was stated by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a very crucial women’s suffragist. Over time, women’s history has evolved due to the fact that women were pushing for equal rights. Women were treated as less than men. They had little to no rights. The Women’s Rights Movement in the 1800’s lead up to the change in women’s rights today.
Catt influenced many women during the encountering of women 's suffrage because she served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association,founder of the League of Women Voters, devised the "Winning Plan” and was an influential activist who fought for women 's rights. The National American Woman Suffrage Association Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the group the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. These Women had the goal to gain women’s right vote. Anthony and Catt became close partners and that is when Anthony decided to retire due to old age, and recommend Catt to be the president of the Association. As president o... ... middle of paper ... ...in Catt’s life and she believed if all women could vote there would be world peace.“If women could vote, she argued, they would become a force for world peace and would help improve the conditions of life for themselves and their children”("The Fight for Women 's Suffrage.
She also founded the Women’s Loyal National League in 1863. This League was all about ending the Civil War and the emancipation of all slaves. Stanton gathered more than 300,000 signatures petitioning towards emancipation and was successful (“Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” Britannica). Later, she founded and was the first president of the National Woman's Suffrage Association. NWSA was formed in 1869, and was worked towards changing the Fifteenth Amendment to allowing women to vote as well (Foner and Garraty).
Despite the law she began to travel and lecture across the nation for the women's right to vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own their own property and retain their earnings, and she advocated for women's labor organizations. Susan remained active and dedicated to women’s suffrage until her death on March 13, 1906. Abolitionist After moving to Rochester, NY in 1845, the Anthony family became very active in the anti-slavery movement. Susan B, Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1856.
Susan B. Anthony is perhaps one of the most influential and widely known suffragettes of her generation. She traveled around the United States and Europe to hold petitions, give speeches, and help organize women’s rights organizations. She was a pioneer in the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States and has become a well known icon of the women’s suffrage movement. Susan B. Anthony was born the on 15th of February in 1820 to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read in Adams, Massachusetts. She was raised in a very strict Quaker home with a history of activism traditions, social reform and a sense of justice and morality.
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.
NWSA Then in 1851 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony forged a lifetime alliance as women’s rights activists. In 1855, the University of Iowa becomes the first state school to admit women. Later in 1869 Stanton and Anthony created the National Women Suffrage Association. (NWSA). The NWSA embraced the cause of the war even though most women suffrages were pacifists.
She was a slave in early 19th century. (First-Wave Feminism)Not only was she a supporter of abolition but women’s suffrage, as well. Sojourner was the famous women that gave the “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech. One of the last leaders in the first wave, out many more unnamed, was Mary Ann M’Clintock. (First-Wave Feminism)She was a founding member of Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society.
In its early stages, feminism was often related to temperance and abolitionist movements. This first wave of feminism movements if often referred to as the “Suffrage Movement” (Gender Press). This movement helped give voice to many early stage feminist advocates who are famous today, some of which include Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. These women fought for the right to vote, a privilege that was reserved for men (Stockton). This movement transformed into something much larger when the National Women’s Rights Convention was formed a few years later.
Other than Ms. Anthony there are three very notable women: Mrs. Elizabeth Cody Stanton, Mrs. Sojourner Truth, and Mrs. John Adams. The three ladies advanced the movement so far that, without them, women would not be anywhere near the liberty of today. Mrs. Stanton began the revolution of women; and also started the Women’s Rights Conventions. It was at one of these conventions in 1851 that a freed black female slave named Sojourner Truth spoke. It was probably the most famous speech ever remembered ... ... middle of paper ... ...ovement seems to have turned on women and away from men.