“Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!” These were the famous words of a key leader in the women’s Suffrage Movement, Susan B. Anthony. In the past, the rights guaranteed to men were not applied to women, and therefore caused great injustice. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s that women started to take a stand and fight for their voting rights. As a result, these actions caused a positive impact in our country and now, women have equal rights as men, as it should. There are some that say that it is just another part of history and that there is no importance behind it, in other words, it is irrelevant compared to the Civil Rights Movement for example. Women’s suffrage was a positive impact through the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, their hard work and contributions, and their succession in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Women’s Suffrage One of the biggest changes in the late 1800’s was women earning the right to vote. This was a political change that shook the world upside down. Women banned together through several leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone. With much effort they earned the right to vote in several states. The suffrage moment did not stop there so they pursued on in their movement. It was a valent moment and without it we would not have two female president candidates. Hillary Clinton as well as Carly Fiorina may even be working for women’s suffrage as they make history. For the women who were fighting to even vote to even imagine having a women president. In present day, more women vote than men. However
In my opinion, each citizen has a civic and moral duty to vote. It is also a requirement, a responsibility, an obligation. It’s part of a bigger picture. I may speak passionately about voting rights, that’s only because as a naturalized citizen, I believe that I have been given this privilege. For me, it is certainly an honor to be able to exercise my free will to vote in this country. Conversely, being able to vote reminds me of how privileged I am in comparison to other countries, whose citizens have no freedom and/or a choice. This country certainly has come a long way, paving the way for all its citizens to be able to vote, when not so long ago, that few of America’s inhabitants could not participate in elections: among the excluded were
Many women and African American men had long dreamed to have the right to vote. In many states, they could only vote if their state allowed them the privilege. The dedicated men and women fought for their right to vote in the Civil Rights Movement in the early and mid 1900s. Congress passed the Fifteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act to give African Americans the rights to vote. It would have not occurred if the Civil Rights Movement had not taken place. The Nineteenth Amendment would not have occurred either if not for the Civil Rights Movement. The freedom to vote is now held by a majority because of the fight by the people involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and the African Americans and women who fought for their right to
In the years of 1848 to 1920 all that was important in the U.S. was giving women the right to vote. Right to voting was very important to women because it was thought to a beginning of a world of equality between men and women. The idea of equality helped create Women's suffrage (also known as woman's right to vote). In 1848, a group of abolitionist activists mostly women, but also some men gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the problem of women's rights to voting. Furthermore during the 1800’s and 1900’s “Women and Women’s Organizations” worked for broad based economic and political equality for women. Women didn’t gain the right to vote until the passage of the 19th amendment in 1919 which also helped empower some women to create the “National League of Women Voters” in 1920 to educate women about their rights and additionally it sponsored Women’s Equality Day which is held on the 26th of August to celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Right to
The Fight For Women’s Suffrage The Women’s Suffrage Movement of the 1920’s worked to grant women the right to vote nationally, thereby allowing women more political equality. Due to many industrial and social changes during the early 19th century, many women were involved in social advocacy efforts, which eventually led them to advocate for their own right to vote and take part in government agencies. Women have been an integral part of society, working to help those in need, which then fueled a desire to advocate for their own social and political equality. While many women worked tirelessly for the vote, many obstacles, factions, and ultimately time would pass in order for women to see the vote on the national level. The 19th Amendment, providing women the right to vote, enable women further their pursuit for full inclusion in the working of American society.
Women’s rights to vote women couldn’t vote back in the late 1800’s. Women had to stay home and take care of the children, cook and clean the house and when their husbands get home take care of them too. Although women had to do all those things they were not paid equal for the things they did. Women were told it is not job to vote that it is a man’s job to do the voting and women to take care of everything else. Gaining the vote for American women, known as woman suffrage, was the single largest enfranchisement and extension of democratic rights in our nation’s history. Along
In the early days, women didn’t shared the same rights as men because women were seen as maintaining their position at homes and leaving men in politics just because they were seen as delicate compared to men (which in other words showed women unequal to men). However, it was just a matter of time when women realized that they’re not receiving their basic rights in the United States. This lead women fight against inequality but, it wasn’t easy at all because they had to face long struggle known as women’s suffrage movement that give the women right to vote. That’s why the 19th amendment was the results of decades of efforts that women put in order to get granted officially with the right to vote in the form of an amendment to the constitution. Which states that “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account for sex.” However, it’s important to know that women didn’t see the right to vote just as the opportunity to participate in the process of choosing the leader of the country but instead, they saw the right to vote as a symbol of recognition. Due to the fact that, it will give them and the others the recognition of their existence in the nation along with giving them the right to speak against the events and matter that will affect their life (Cote). I believe that the 19th amendment about the voting rights of women was passed mainly because several generations of women's lectured,
Industrial Countries all over the world have seen a steady decline in voter participation; Great Britain is a great example of this. The country has witness turnout in elections falling slowly as time pass. However, the election of 2001 dropped the country from their average of 76% voter turnout to just a 59.4% turnout. Comparatively, Australia, a former colony of Britain, has enjoyed high and steady voter participation since 1924 because of the implementation of compulsory voting. This system has proven to be not only effective in bring voters to the polls, but also effective in improving Australia’s democracy. By evaluating these two countries with similar political structure; one can see the difference in compulsory voting turnouts
On June 4th, 1919 Women's suffrage was passed by Congress. This was later called the 19th Amendment. This Amendment granted women the right to vote. Women could now do what men have done, and they can do it just as good or better. Before this Amendment was ratified, women had been taken for granted. They had the same rights as slaves, if not less. For many years women have not had a voice in society, they had been less than a man. Women did all of the housework, took care of the children, cooked, and many more things an average “ housewife” did.
Back then men would do all the voting and representation for their state. The women would do all the cooking and cleaning for their husband, while they could work and get an education. The movement started to gain ground, but due to the Civil War it lost momentum. Some of the main women were Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott strongly believed that a woman's voice should be heard. How would you like it if you did not have a say in the matter, or that you were a women? Like these women they did not like that they could not do anything, so they decided to act upon it. In 1910 women finally had the right to vote. If this did not happen we would still be at the mercy of
How deeply were the womens lives affected? As soon as the law passed for their rights to vote and to be elected, women started to get more rights and freedom. The right to vote was just the start of the journey of women being equal to men. The start for change for women was in political action.
Rhetorical Analysis Women’s rights were not always a part of society as it may seem in today’s world. Suffrage can date all the way back to 1776. Women had to fight for their rights and privileges, hard and for many years. In the late 1800’s women were seen as much less than a male and had no voice. Women were arrested, prosecuted and put down for wanting more freedom and power for their gender. As you see in many suffrage ads, women were desperate and wanted so badly the same equality as men. A few women in particular stood up for what they believed was right and fought hard. Although it took far too long and over 100 years, in 1920 women were finally given the opportunity to share the same voting rights as men. History had been made.
History Script Jackson Lavey Teacher:Dr Gokul Class:10 History The Right to Vote Federally Good Morning Fellow peers and teacher All through-out Australian well have precited and and denied the ingenious population there rights,The ingenious population have suffered many immense impacts to their lives these include Discrimination,Racism and Nations segregation.The right to Vote Federally for the
Protecting the Vote Is voting important to you? As a member of the most influential democracy in the world it should be. Voting in the United States matters enough to some citizens that they have thrown their lives into making it to the ballot box. One of those people is Congressman John Lewis. As a young man Lewis was a leader of the 1960’s fight for African American voting rights. In the third volume of his graphic novel March, Lewis, with coauthor Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell, documents that fight and the subsequent signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Act, which instituted Federal oversight of elections in areas notorious for voter discrimination, was repeatedly renewed until 2013, when key parts were struck down by the Supreme Court. Because it limited the ability of a number of states to enact their own voting laws, removal of the Act has led to the institution of new laws requiring certain forms of identification at the polls. Although there are dissenting voices that vehemently protest voter ID laws as discriminatory, they are in reality a reasonable and efficient measure which serves to protect the integrity of the American vote.