Susan B. Anthony. S Speech On Women's Rights

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The document I chose to analyze is the Susan B. Anthony's speech on women's rights given on 1873. At the time the speech was given, women had as a sole purpose to get married, give birth and take care of their household. They were mistreated from the opposing gender they were seen as non important contributors to the society, did not have the same rights and definitely were not allowed to vote. They are even thought to live under similar conditions of the slaves by many. All that, conducted a solid ground for women at the time to revolt and start a grinding but fruitful fight for equal treatment among genders. Susan B. Anthony was one of them, one of the rebellious women who refused to be treated differently based on their gender and dedicated…show more content…
Anthony on women's right analyzes, what is it that made people think for the first time in history to even consider that women might be able to have their own opinions and should be able to support them by voting. First of all, Susan started her speech by simply indicating the reason behind her arrest, the fact that she voted and that she strongly believed it was her right to do so. She then referred to the National Constitution to which it is written that “"We, the people of the United States” a “we” that she did not interpret as we the males but as we the citizens of United States, both men and women of all races. Therefore, it was her right to vote as well, she did not commit any crime but only exercised her constitutional right. Using the Constitution as a source to support her claim is of corse not accidental, by referring to it as evidence, the most absolute and incontrovertible law of the United States, she manages to use a persuasive technique called ethos and thus present herself to be alluring and reliable towards her…show more content…
Anthony was an important suffragist who devoted her life in fighting in order for every woman to be treated equally as men. Her well known speech on women's right to vote and her life long achievements eventually paid off since nowadays women have the right to vote and have equal rights as every man. Even though she did not make it to she the day that all her hard work paid off, none of these would have happened if women like her did not take action and set the ground for a place of equal treatment among all humans. She might have started from the bottom, traveling around towns to speak about the matter of her arrest to only a few people but eventually the crowds got bigger and bigger, inspired by her words and ready to make a
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