Women's Suffrage DBQ Essay

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Women's Suffrage was one of the many well knows Progressive reform movements. Women became involved in political issues like the Temperance Movement through the WCTU (women’s Christian Temperance Union). Document H, shows that many women were feeling angry and were being cheated out of their right to vote and to be involved in the government. The message of the poster is that the U.S., especially President Wilson, needs to stop worrying about other countries and start worrying about the 20,000,000 women that don’t have the right to vote. Herbert Croly also thought that the President needed to do more at home. He accuses the president of deluding, “ himself into believing the extravagant claims which he makes on behalf of the Democratic Legislative achievement.”(Document F) The same goes for the African Americans’ Civil rights. Document I, written by W.E.B. DuBois, talked about how the African Americans were helping the americans fights in WW1 and they were giving blood but not receiving anything in return. African Americans did not think it was fair for them to fight for a country not willing to give them rights as citizens of the United States. W.E.B DuBois states in this article, “This country of ours, despite all its better souls have done …show more content…

This novel and reports like Neil-Reynolds Report (document B) exposed the horrors of the meat packing industry. In the document Reynolds describes seeing “meat shoveled from filthy wooden floors, piled on tables rarely washed, pushed from room to room in rotten box carts, in all of which processes it was in the way of gathering dirt, splinters, floor filth, and the expectoration of tuberculosis and other diseased workers". To fix this, President Roosevelt passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, and he also passed the Meat Inspection Act. This was a successful reform for both the Progressive reformers and the Federal

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