In 1790, only white male property-owners were accepted to participate at first in American democracy. However, the women’s right to vote was completely accepted in 1920. Why has 19th Amendment taken so long time? In 1869, Susan and Elizabe... ... middle of paper ... ... an intention of many women were granted, and the present society was made. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement gave women for the better life in the society.
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. By lot of struggle by the women’s suffrage, the movement helped many women to gain rights to vote and they even achieved many rights in every law. This movement had changed the United States government and helped them to enhance power within their country(Cooney, n.d.). By their help in development of country became more beneficial and also enriched in many rituals and traditions. This allowed many women to get more freedom and has equal rights.
In 1869 Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National woman suffrage association to work for the movement on the federal level and to press for a more drastic institutional changes. Lucy Stone and Julia Ward formed the American Women Suffrage Association which aimed to secure the ballot throughout the state 's legislature. The two groups run by the four women finally joined in 1890 united together under the name of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
Do you know how the 19th Amendment was formed? The Amendment was brought to congress over women suffrage. These women fought for their rights for 70 years. Finally getting the amendment ratified on August 18, 1920. The 19th Amendment states that “the right of citizen of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Women’s suffrage leads to the build up of the 19th Amendment.
The first and most important of these conventions was the Seneca Falls Convention held on July 19 and 20 in 1848 (American Woman Suffrage Movement). The Seneca Fall Convention took place in New York and it gathered both men and women. These abolitionist activists gathered to discuss women 's rights because they believed women deserved their own rights. In the same way, these activists believed that the Declaration of Independence’s phrase “that all men are created equal” should be changed to “that all men and women created equal”. (Fight for Women 's Suffrage).
Gathered from the article "Women Get the Vote” in the New York Times, “Back in July 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all men are created equal, but it didn't say anything about women.”(Roberts, Smith), this quote reflects the central idea of the women suffrage movement. The goal was for women to be recognized with the same rights as men, which they achieved (Smiltneek). Thanks to the suffrage movement, America has been forever changed and opened new doors for females. Women of society have evolved into a strong and independent union from the resulting actions of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Early history, dating back before the women’s suffrage movement, is a key factor to the initiation to the fight for women’s rights.
Every citizen of the United State was grant the right to vote since their birth in the United State or when they passed their citizenship test. However while women today take their citizenship for granted, a century ago women actually fought for their rights to vote. In the nineteenth century, only white men were allow to vote, and if any women were to vote, she automatically breaks a law and would be arrested. Despite these challenges and obstacles the women faced, women ultimately gain their rights through The Woman’s Right Movement or The Woman Suffrage Movement by using several different methods to persuade the public’s opinion and the U.S Congress to agree with them. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was sign into the Constitution, granting women the rights to vote.
Even though Alice Paul didn’t support all women's rights, just legal ones, her impact on women’s suffrage was notable because of the organizations she founded, and her pushing for the 19th amendment to be passed(Hartmann). Paul’s early life and education had significant impacts on her as a suffragette. In 1905, she graduated from Swarthmore College. After she graduated she studied at the New York school of Social Work. She went to England from 1906 to 1909 for more education.
In 1863 Anthony organized a Women’s National Loyal League with her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They did this in order to support the Thirteenth Amendment that made slavery illegal. After doing this they campaigned full citizenship for all people in the United States, but the government excluded women from when they granted full citizenship to people. From 1869-1890 she was a founder and officer of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, together she and Stanton formed it in May of 1869.When Anthony became president of the National American Suffrage Association in the 1890’s she supported the importance of getting the support of organized labor. She also supported Florence Kelley and Jane Addams in their work in Chicago, also Gail Laughlin in her journey seeking protection for women who work.