NWSA was formed in 1869, and was worked towards changing the Fifteenth Amendment to allowing women to vote as well (Foner and Garraty). Overall, Stanton enjoyed stirring up publicly and being radical. “She was the first woman in the United States to declare herself a candidate for Congress, even when she couldn’t vote” (Cooper). Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to set an example for women to aspire to be, and it changed the
And then they decided to call a woman’s right convention. And for the next 50 years, she played a leadership in Suffrage movement, which is getting the movement to get the right to vote. She wrote “The Declaration of Sentiments.” It was calling for changes in law and society like educational, legal, political, social and economic. She elevated women's status, and demanded the right to vote. In 1851, she met Susan B. Anthony.
In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was sign into the Constitution, granting women the rights to vote. Women used many methods to gain their rights to vote and evidently they faced a lot of obstacles while trying to gain their rights. They try to get attention from the public to let people know that women is starting a revolution and it won’t end until their demands is met which is to have an amendment in the constitution that give the women the rights to vote. In order to get attention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the first National Women’s Suffrage Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments which list grievances against men, and 12 resolutions calling for equality of men and women under the law and the rights to vote for women.
Anthony then became a part of a group called the National Woman Suffrage Association. This group had a goal to get an amendment in the Constitution. The women suffragists then began to argue that "women deserve the vote because they were different from men ("The Fight for Women 's Suffrage").Years later in 1910, some Western states began to let women vote. A women by the name of Carrie Chapman Catt became a significant person for women’s suffrage("Catt, Carrie Chapman,“American Social Reform”). 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.
In the early 1900’s, women made one of their chief advancements for their cause. In 1869, the NAWSA did a statewide campaign to have states adopt the legislation that the suffrage created (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). By 1912, only nine states had adopted the legislation (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). Since they needed a two-third majority to make it national, NAWSA and other feminists began to be more active than they had been (Loveday, Women’s Suffrage). They organized rallies, parades, silent vigils, and even hunger strikes... ... middle of paper ... ... McGill, Sara Ann.
Susan B, Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1856. 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 Education Reform In 1853 Anthony called for women to be admitted to the teaching profession and for better pay for women teachers.
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
Feminism is the advocacy for women’s rights based on the social, political, and economic inequality of the sexes and genders. The movement dates back to the 1830s in the United States. It has developed through the years to be something much bigger than what it intended to be. What started out as a fight for living wages and safer working conditions for women, transformed into a movement fighting for women’s suffrage. From there, so much blossomed it was more than just equality for the sexes.
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.
However by then the shift of women’s roles and power within society was so evident that the campaign for women’s suffrage was advanced. International forces also played a part in procuring women’s suffrage. Denmark, Norway, New Zealand had already given women the vote; as a superpower England did not want to lose respect and credibility by appearing backward in matters of domestic policy. Women’s contribution to the war effort undeniably shifted their perceived roles in the public sphere and sped up the recognition of women as equals. Although these factors perhaps brought forward the date at which women gained suffrage, the fifty year long campaign carried out so passionately by Suffragists cannot be overlooked, and is in my opinion the main reason for women over 30 gaining the vote in 1918.