The Treaty Of The 19th Amendment

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Imagine being swept off your feet in a frenzy, dragged to jail like a sack of potatoes, and then force fed with a tube to atone for the hunger strike you just committed. This brutality was common with suffragettes in the late 19th century. The right to vote for women will always be considered a mile marker by feminists- and it’s long term effects are often overlooked. The ratification of the 19th Amendment led to a powerful, new agenda in the political world and a radical alteration from the nuclear gender stereotype of a woman. I chose this topic because the feminist agenda in the United States today is often ignored because it is mistaken for misandry. I have heard countless men ( and sadly, women) say that they are not “feminists” which completely undermines the countless decades of people fighting for women to merely have the right to vote. Without the work of women like Susan B.Anthony and Cady Elizabeth Stanton,and Jane Addams, women today would still have to turn over their wages to the man of the house, they couldn’t work long term, and they most certainly could not work while their husbands stay home with the kids. I hope that this essay furthers my appreciation and educates me on the progress of women’s rights in the United States. The first half of the 19th century is considered one of the greatest times of political and social reform in the United States. In 1839, Mississippi passed the first Married Women’s Property Act, a law that protected the rights and
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