The Founding Of Our Nation

1367 Words May 30th, 2015 6 Pages
Would our founding fathers agree with the progress in women’s rights? Absolutely not. The founding of our nation did not promote women’s rights and equality among all people. In 1876 on July 4th, one hundred years after the declaration of independence was written, women still did not have any say so in any political, economical, or social rights. The declaration of independence states that “all Men are created equal”. I believe that the founding fathers would not approve of women’s role in our society. Why do we have Founding Fathers but there are no Founding Mothers? In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, women started to realize that they need to have their voice heard. They needed to start a movement towards gaining the right to vote, and making a difference in not only their lives, but the nation as a whole. The interest and determination to make a change in the government was so powerful that the Nation World Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association became monumental steps in the right direction. Susan B. Anthony led the National World Suffrage Association, while Lucy Stone and her husband Henry Blackwell started the American Women Suffrage Association. Women apart of these organizations were participating in speeches and parades in order to gain support and have the nation know that the women are here to fight for what they deserve. Eventually over time, the nation was becoming more and more aware of what was going on and although many did not…
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