Over the history of time women were not allowed to have prominent roles and rights in society. Through history and time women have fought for the right to vote, to work for equal pay, the women’s suffrage, gaining property rights, and much more. The first women’s right movement in the United States of America, which started in the 1830s, arose from the campaign too end slavery. Many things such as evangelical Christianity, the abolitionist critique to slavery, and debates about the place of women in the abolitionist movement played valuable roles in the development of the antebellum women’s right movement. These efforts and large steps that women took to destroy and tear down the walls that limited them from having a voice still resonates today.
Women rights are Fundamental Human rights that was enshrined by the United Nations for every human being an the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, discriminated. To be educated , to own property, to vote, to earn a fair and equal wage. With that being said Elizabeth Cady Stanton from the National Women Suffrage Association. The Primary goal of the Organization is to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the Constitution . The equal right Amendment has never been ratifie. In the 8000s, a group of abolitionist activists (75% was Women0, but some men gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss The Problem of women Rights.
(Goldfield, 338) Since the cult of domesticity was making women inferior to men, women decided to do as the slaves did and fight for their own freedom. The women’s rights movement began in the mid-1800s. Female and male abolitionist found it necessary that women should be able to have the same rights as men. Just because biologically they are different, it does not mean they do not deserve the same rights. Women were denied the right to vote, property and a right to an education or job. (Goldfield, 338) At first the women’s movement was slow. Many women were afraid to speak out in fear of being shunned by their community. This was a brand new scary task that Women for the first time were going to deal with. A women speaking out against the norms of society was seen as a terrible thing to do. When you have many women speaking out for the same thing a change must be done. When the first national convention for women’s rights was called in Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were able to successfully use the Declaration of Independence as a model for their own Declaration of Sentiments. (Goldfield, 339) In their Declaration they branded that “male patriarchy as the source of women’s oppression” (Goldfield, 339) Stanton and Mott called for full women’s rights and to become independent citizens. Although the fight for women’s rights was always an important issue, most abolitionists deemed it less important
The entire Women’s Movement in the United States has been quite extensive. It can be traced back to 1848, when the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. After two days of discussions, 100 men and women signed the Declaration of Sentiments. Drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, this document called for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women. This gathering set the agenda for the rest of the Women’s Movement long ago (Imbornoni). Over the next 100 years, many women played a part in supporting equal treatment for women, most notably leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which allowed women the right to vote.
Women’s rights and equalities have always been an issue. Women first began their fight for equality in 1776, when the Congress was working on the Declaration of Independence. During the late 1840s, women set up the first women’s rights convention, which was the starting point of the women’s rights movement. In 1861, men were getting called off to war, leaving their wives and kids at home to wait patiently and care for the house and children. Women did not take too well to that idea, and they began to take action. Women have always fought for their right to stand alongside men. The three major events for the fight to gain rights and equality for women were the “Remembering the Ladies” declaration, the Civil War, and the Women’s Rights Movement.
Women’s Suffrage issues became prominent in America’s culture when women began leaving their traditional roles as homemakers. Women became more involved in their communities by seeking jobs and fulfilling leadership roles in which they could improve society. In the 1830’s, thousands of women were involved in the movement to abolish slavery. The first organized gathering devoted to women’s rights in the United States was held in July of 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. Elizabeth Stanton would draft a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” based on the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming, “All men and women are created equal” (History.com).
One of the first Gatherings devoted to Woman Rights in the United States was in Seneca Falls New York. It was a convention organized by Elizabeth Stanton a mother of 4 and a Quaker abolitionist. At that convention Stanton drafted a Declaration of sentiments, grievances, and resolutions, which echoed the Declaration of Independence. She went on to say that all men and women where created equally under god and should thus should be treated equally socially. After some time women lobbyist and Activist continued to grow and eventually women gain the right to vote. And with the right to vote the women's rights movement took a huge leap forward. Society begin to accept women as more equal in the society and in the government.
During this time, women were looked upon as inferior to men and they were often only seen as “manager of the household and children”. Women did not have as many rights as men, especially voting privileges. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott were some of the most prominent activists for the Women’s Suffrage Movement. On July 19, 1848, these ladies met together at the Seneca Falls Convention, where they demanded equal political rights. Women did not gain equal rights here but they did issue a paraphrase of the Declaration of Independence which announced that “all men and women are created equal”. (Tindall P.443). This fight for equality would go on for numerous years before being achieved. Thanks to a few fearless women like, Susan B. Anthony this dream was eventually made a reality. The Nineteenth Amendment was finally passed August 18, 1920 and provided men and women with equal voting rights. After such a long fight of almost 100 years, suffragists achieved their goal. Finally, on election day in 1920, women were able to practice their newly achieved entitlement to vote for the very first time
Equality is like a scale; when fairly balanced, each group gets the same opportunities that weigh them down. No one gets more, no one gets less. In the 19th century, many reform movements have occurred to make this country better, however, at first people struggled to let the word out due to judgements from opposing beings. Many subjects have happened throughout history involving women declaring equality to have the same privileges as men did. Although other reform movements were well supported throughout the nation by citizens, Rights for Women is the most impacted reformed movements that evolved throughout history and is still in our society today since women are still fighting for equal opportunities as men.
Women’s suffrage is commonly known as women’s right to vote and the ability to stand for electoral office. The match-up between men and women was never close to being fair in the beginning. Women weren’t allowed to do anything men were. It all started in 1840, when Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were banned from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London. (Francisco 1997.) This fired them to rally a Women's Convention in the United States. They eventually hosted this convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York where Ms. Stanton wrote "The Declaration of Sentiments," which created an outline of the events to come in the next upcoming years (Lott 1999.) In
Before the 1700s, women in the United States didn’t receive any good education. When women did start to get good education, they started to get more into politics and started asking questions about why couldn’t they vote among other things. The year 1948, marked the birth of women suffrage movement when the first women’s right convention was held in Seneca Falls. The convention was organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Together with other women they declared that women should have rights in education, voting, property and more.
“There will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” This is a quote from Susan B. Anthony acknowledging the women’s suffrage movement. After the abolition of slavery in 1865, voting rights were extended to all citizens, however citizens in this case meant, men only. As a result of only men having voting rights, women started advocating the women’s suffrage movement. The women’s suffrage movement or woman suffrage was the struggle for women to vote and run for office. This movement began in 1848 and it continued until 1920. There were many women involved in this movement, but the two most important women were Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Susan and Elizabeth campaigned for women
Women’s equality is an issue that has been around for awhile. While women have been given many rights to increase equality, including the right to vote and go to college, the problem hasn’t completely vanished. One area that still sees this is in sports. Women’s sports do not draw nearly as many fans and are not covered in the media as much as men’s sports, pay differences between male and female athletes are large, and female athletes have to wait longer to start their professional career than men, which risks their professional career before it even starts.
Gender inequality has been the main focus for many centuries through the use of discrimination and oppression women were exploited. Where women had very little rights of their own or a voice in society but made many sacrifices to achieve equal rights whether it be in employment or other areas of inequality. As men were seen as masculine breadwinners and women as more feminine by looking after the family and raring of children.
By the 1770s, America had become a free nation. Everyone wanted to be a part of the new, free way of thinking. In 1776, The Declaration of Independence was created by Thomas Jefferson. It was a distinct document created to explain the rights of both men and women in America. This was the first time in history that women were actually given the chance to have rights “equal” to those of men. Later in history, we find that those rights weren’t always carried out for women. For example, women were not always allowed to vote in America, but according to the declaration, they had “Freedom of Speech”. By not having the right to vote, women’s voices were silenced in the American society. Therefore the so called “equal rights” had no meaning according to women. The most famous excerpt from the Declaration of Independence is found in its second paragraph. This paragraph reads,