(Ward and Burns 1999, 199). The book was very controversial, and many suffragists feared that Stanton's radical ways would hurt the campaign for women's voting rights. They did not want to give the opposition any more fuel to use against their cause, nor did they want to push away the conservative support. After this Stanton was officially separated from the NAWSA.
In the United States at the time the Constitution was written, it is estimated that only six percent of the adult male population was entitled to vote2. Under the influence of Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, religious and property qualifications were eliminated. Racial barriers to voting existed legally until the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified after the civil war. Although the struggle to achieve equal rights for women to vote did not include a declared national war, it was nevertheless, a fierce battle fought primarily by determined female “soldiers”. Even though the women’s suffrage movement started long before the civil war, it was the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment that set a precedence for human equality. This precedence was the antecedent that women needed to become more aggressive and increasingly vociferous, which ultimately led to their right to vote.
When the suffrage movement split in 1869, the American Woman Suffrage Association decided to adopt a strategy that would allow them to go state-by-state and win the women’s right to vote, whilst Anthony and Stanton continued to campaign for a constitutional amendment.
Although many women came together in the fight for women’s suffrage, they didn’t always agree on the course of action to get there. Initially, Elizabeth Stanton and Massachusetts teacher, Susan B. Anthony, started the National Woman Suffrage Associa...
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). Together, they hoped to further their causes and lend support when it was needed. In the mid-1890’s, Stanton also created the first Women’s Bible(McGill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton). It wasn’t accepted into the NAWSA, though, because the members feared the controversy around (McGill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton).
The Women’s Right Movement began in 1848, and was carried out through 1920. In Seneca Falls, N.Y. the famed women’s right convention was held also the formation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) , and the establishment of the nineteenth amendment of the Constitution, giving the women the right to vote. The National American Woman Suffrage Association was launched on February 18, 1890 to work for the women’s suffrage in the United States. It was created by two existing organizations, the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA). NAWSA was led by Elizabeth Cady
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.
Throughout time women have been oppressed by their male counterparts. Many suffragists in the late 1800’s and beyond fought valiantly for the rights women have today. Women including Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and countless others protested and were jailed for their heroic actions. Women in the 20’s were apprehensive to join politics due to the extensive discrimination, but when the 19th amendment was passed these ‘new women’ became very influential in the American Political sphere.
Susan B. Anthony is the most well known name in women's rights from the 1800s. Most people who are not familiar with the history of this time are aware of Susan's reputation and nearly everyone of my generation has seen and held a Susan B. Anthony silver dollar. For these reasons I was greatly surprised to learn that Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the original women's rights movement spokeswoman and Susan B. Anthony her protégé.
Abstract: Reviews several books related to women’s suffrage and feminism. ‘The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady STANTON and Susan B. Anthony, Volume One: In the School of Anti-Slavery, 1840-1866,’ edited by Ann D. Gordon; ‘Harriet STANTON Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage,’ by Ellen Carol DuBois; ‘Woman Suffrage and the Origins of Liberal Feminism in the United States, 1820-1920,’ by Suzanne M. Marilley; More.
In 1863 Anthony and Stanton organized a Women's National Loyal League to support and petition for the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery. They went on to campaign for full citizenship for women and people of any race, including the right to vote, in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. They were bitterly disappointed and disillusioned when women were excluded. Anthony continued to campaign for equal rights for all American citizens
In 1869, two organizations for the promotion of women’s suffrage were founded with different opinions on how to reach the same goal. The National Women’s Suffrage Association (NWSA) was headed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This group opposed the 15th amendment, while suggesting the passage and ratification of another, new amendment, specifically granting women the right to vote. This was considered a more radical view on the matter, and promoted a wide variety of other feminist views as well. The other organization, called the American Women’s Suffrage Association (AWSA), supported the 15th amendment, while calling for yet another amendment for women’s enfranchisement. This organization was more focused on trying to make this and other feminist reforms seem less radical, and more in tune with the values of the American people. After the negative response to the proposal of a new federal amendment, both groups tried new approaches, such as challenging the constitutionality of their exclusion from the vote in the supreme court, only to be rejected again.
In the early 1900s many people had problem when first moving to the U.S. With many people having these certain problems, citizens joined together to start movements to be heard about their topics of concern. Some people stood around and protested, while others tended to try and get the news papers attention as well as write books about certain topics to spread the word across the country. Some of the biggest topics these movements fought for were to help the poverty, the harsh immigration process, child labor and women’s rights to vote.
Since America's early years women were denied key rights that man had access to easily. For starters, women who were married could not own property, everything was in the man's name. Women were expected to stay home, to do the cooking and the cleaning, be a mother and a wife. Their focus was to be at home, not to work. If they did work, any money earned would be in the husband's name, they had no claim legally to that money.