Why did it take more than 50 years for women to get the same rights as men after Susan B. Anthony gave her speech? After knowing that it took so many years for that happen, people might start thinking that Anthony’s speech was not effective or she wasn’t able to convince women to fight for their rights. No, that wasn’t a reason for the delay and in fact her speech was very effective. It just took a long period of time for congress to pass the bill that would allow women to vote and hold an office. Susan B. Anthony’s speech “On women 's right to suffrage” was very effective because she was very credible, she tried to speak to and support common sense, and she used repetition to send a strong message to her audience.
In Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she reasons that the constitution grants these rights to not just male or white male citizens, but to “the whole people”(Source E) making the purpose of voting to serve as a means to “secure the blessing of liberty”(Source E) for oneself, and Anthony believed everyone should have an opportunity to participate. The pathos emotion in her diction moves the listener to feel what she was feeling, insisting that “women are citizens”(Source E) just like men. Hence, many women and people of color in the U.S. find themselves having to stand up to the authorities or the government to explain that they deserve to exercise the same liberties given to everyone else, sometimes in vain. In her speech, Anthony has to do just that, convince her listeners throughout her speech that she in fact committed no crime at all, but simply “exercised her citizens rights”(Source E). In order to do this, he even went as far as saying that laws that limited women and other minorities voting capabilities was a “violation of the supreme law”(Source E). Moreover, the modern day voting system reflects, under closer inspection, that the power does not truly lie with the people, but only with the representatives elected by the people-- which impedes on the civil liberties of the entire country. Such corrupt systems of government imposing laws limiting the freedom of particular groups further prove that civil liberty
Susan B. Anthony entered the juryless courtroom. A judge sat before her. Just shortly after she arrived, Anthony said, “I have many things to say. My every right, constitutional, civil, political and judicial has been tramped upon. I have not only had no jury of my peers, but I have had no jury at all” (ecssba.rutgers.edu). Anthony stressed that the laws were not fair only because they were created by men. The courtroom tensed as she made more points clearly proving the judge wrong about the laws made forth in the United States. Susan B. Anthony refused to sit, fearing that it would be her last chance to speak her freedom in the courtroom. The tension was brewing and the judge continued to rebut Anthony’s firm arguments. She made it clear that it was biased laws that were being created against women. Anthony wanted to change that. Her confident statements about her fine for one-hundred dollars because of her decision to vote even though it was against the law, made the courtroom quiet. Many uncomfortably shifted back and forth in their chairs, looking at Anthony’s every movement. Anthony maintained a calm, yet effective speech despite the pressure upon her. She continued to state that it was only wrong of her to vote because she was a woman, and that she was not being treated like a human being as stated in the amendments. Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights fought the injustice. She spent
Ignorant women are not so ignorant after all. Women in the United States fought for over twenty years, from 1895 to 1915, for women’s suffrage. Women never gave up and showed their strength by overcoming any obstacle that tried to stop them from voting. Anna Howard Shaw was a one of the leaders of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. On June 21, 1915 Shaw was the voice of the American woman and gave a speech to the men of New York before Election Day in November. In “The Fundamental Principle of a Republic” the rhetorical principles of ethos, anecdote, and hypophora are utilized to persuade the men of New York that women have the right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony, a catalyst for women’s rights in the late 1800’s, drives a speech on Women’s Right to Vote (Fall of 1872) that argues against the oligarchy of sex that denies women their certain inalienable rights. Anthony develops her argument against the establishment by stating her case that she is indeed not guilty of any crime, but exercised her right as an American citizen to vote for our Presidential leader, as well as reciting the preamble of the Federal Constitution to back her argument. The purpose in which is to fight against the laws that hinder her ability as a citizen of the United States of America. Anthony is driving this speech to anyone who will listen, as she says “ Friends and fellow citizens,” and stand with her in the cause for women’s rights.
The writer was indicted for voting because the men gave her no rights. Susan B. Anthony argued that she has a citizen's right to vote with no crime committed because how the constitution was written. The writer’s proved her point by quoting the constitution and dictionaries. Susan B. Anthony used the laws of the land to prove her point that these laws was being used in the country as the main guidelines for the male lawmakers to be broken.The example that best describes this is ” We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare” Another piece of evidence “And secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this constitution of the United states of America.”“It is we , the people; not we, the white male citizen, nor yet we, the male citizen; but we the whole person, who form the union”.“Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not”.
As a child growing up in the United States education system you are often times introduced to documents like the Constitution as a basis for the ideals of freedom and equality in our nation. Despite the legislative and social progress made over the course of two hundred and forty year history as nation equality, especially amongst race and class, is still a pressing issue in America. With almost every stride taken towards the creation of this “land of the free” that includes women as well as racial minorities there is a harsh conservative and often times racist push back to meet it. These push backs can fall into a number of categories such as social a la the great revival of religion during the industrial revolution, political like the
The Founding Fathers of this country desired to create a place in which people could follow their dreams. Egalitarianism and equality has percolated American history in numerous instances. During the colonial period, multiple revolutionaries fought British control in an attempt to make America a “land of the free.” 200 years into the future, this idea to create a land where everyone is equal persisted. The Civil Rights Movement marked a turning point in American
America is founded on the belief that all citizens are free to pursue their ambitions regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. Yet, for the last fifty years, Affirmative Action has created an educational and work environment less focused on equality and more focused on ethnicity. There is no benefit for the United States to enforce Affirmative Action for minorities in educational and employment opportunities and equal treatment, because it promotes reverse discrimination, devalues real accomplishments, and cultivates the minority struggle.
Political science is an intermingling of our past United States history and government along with current affairs within the political climate. The Honorable Ray Rickman’s presentation to our Introduction to Political Science class on September, 19th, 2017 was the perfect mix providing information and discussion on past historical beliefs and practices with this theoretical knowledgebase and personal experiences. For many typically college-aged students, issues like racism, gender equality, and equal rights are topics often highlighted in history books and overlooked within the present mundane tasks and cultural happenings. Mr. Rickman discussed the challenges his family faces striving for economic liberty during his youth and the current
In our first American history class, we learn about the battles we won, disasters we dodged, and equality we achieved. We learn about religious freedom, how slaves were freed, and how women gained the right to vote in 1920. Focussing on the victories allows us to disregard the inequality that is ever present in our society today. We turn a blind eye to the blatant discrimination, and many accept it and believe America is completely equal. While America has improved tenfold over the many years due to protests and reformation, our country still has a very long way to go. There is still racial prejudice, controversy over sexuality, and
As one of the most ethnically diverse countries on the planet, the United States faces the unique challenge of allowing a multitude of different races, religions, and cultures to live peacefully and prosper every single day. With a revolutionized idea of human rights spreading like wildfire across the world, individuals and groups are standing up to fight for equality in growing numbers. Racial discrimination and oppression have been the ugly past of our country, but it is now all of our responsibilities to guarantee that it is not our legacy. Healing our morally damaged history takes a great deal of time and effort, starting with changes in our government such as new legislature, and finally in our social atmospheres. Already our government has made huge bounds towards equality, beginning with a multitude of laws and amendments that cement the ideals of equality into law. In recent years, establishing that all races have an equal opportunity to hold government office, which culminated with our first black president in 2008. These legislative types of change are easy to recognize and measure; social change, however, is entirely different in nature. It takes time, it’s difficult to force a person to change his or her beliefs. To promote this social change, our country has adopted a set of legal behaviors that are intended to restore the rights of minority groups in our country, but are in effect doing so at the expense of other’s rights. While attempting to fix the unfair
Rosa Parks once said “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” Through the constitution, equality in society is an achievable goal. Over time america has become more and more equal. From the abolition of slavery to the right to vote, this country has been heading in a positive direction since the constitution was established. While people are still entitled to their own opinions and discriminate against each other, there is no evidence of discrimination or inequality in the constitution. There are valid reasons for worry about the progression of equality, but it should happen eventually. There is clear possibility for equality showing in the amendments to the constitution, and in our country’s past.
Over time, our past ancestors had to find new ways to overcome challenges that many often are only able to learn about from history books. Some examples of these difficulties would be the abolishment of slavery, the ratification of the 19th amendment, which allowed any American citizen, regardless of gender to vote, and the civil rights movements that went on during the 1960s. Even though our progenitors solved these challenges that haunted our society for hundreds of years, we still have many other problems that need solving. Such as the unjust and biased treatment of students who have a disability, are part of the LGBT community, or are students of color. Ames High School is taking on these challenges by setting a series of rules for