Women During the Progressive Era

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Unit II: Women during the Progressive Era
Kenedra Coney
HIS 204
Professor Owens
May 29, 2011

Unit II: Women in the Progressive Era During the decades between 1890s and 1920s there was a new age of reform there was so much reform activity that historians called this era the Progressive Era. During this time there were millions of Americans that were organized in association to many solutions to industrialization, urbanization, and immigration problems that brought about a new social reform order. In Unit Two, the Progressivism era emerges during the mid-1890s that continued shaping and changing the role of all women causing them to leave their homes and changed their way of life with gaining equal rights and rights against women suffrage.
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(Davidson). The struggle for women’s right to vote was one key factor in the women’s fight for equality. The woman suffrage movement began in 1848 throughout the years the woman suffrage supporters worked to educate the public about woman suffrage under the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many other women’s rights pioneers. Even though the conference for women’s rights was held at Seneca Falls in 1848, women reformers pressed for the right to vote on the grounds for equal opportunity and simple justice. Progressive reformers embraced women’s suffrage by expressing what they felt were the practical outcomes such as reducing political corruption, protecting the home, and increasing the votes of native-born whites.
Alice Paul and Lucy Burns met in England where they became involved in the struggle for women’s rights in the England. They both participated in public activities to support and promote women’s equality but were jailed several times in London. Alice Paul then returned to the United States where she joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1912. Alice Paul and Lucy Burn in 1913 formed the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage that made an effort to get a constitutional amendment passed by Congress. The Congressional Union soon became the National
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