One Hundred Years toward Suffrage:
These feminist movements have sought to change the laws to prevent discrimination against women and to provide them with equal opportunities in all aspects of life, including education, employment, and government representation.
At the time, women had few rights. They were routinely denied admission to colleges and to the trades and professions. Most found work in only four areas: Their wages, if they were married, belonged to their husbands.
On July 19,they stood before curious people and presented a Declaration of Rights and Sentiments. That document, modeled after the Declaration of Independence, declared that all men and women are created equal.
It demanded equal access to all means of employment and the ministry. And it insisted that women had "the duty…to secure to themselves their sacred right of franchise," or suffrage the right to vote.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Many of them worked simultaneously as abolitionists to end slavery. Constitution was introduced to end slavery. The League gatheredsignatures on petitions in support of the amendment.
The Civil War ended in It begins, "The right of citizens to vote shall not be denied…on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. But the effort failed. Cady Stanton believed that "if the two millions of southern black women are not to be secured in their rights of person, property, wages, and children, then their emancipation is but another form of slavery.
Lucy Stone also agonized over the exclusion of women. She reminded the former slave and prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass that men had the legal right to "take away children from the mother, and separate them just as completely as if done on the block of the auctioneer.
She explained, "There are two great oceans; in the one is the black man, and in the other is the woman…I will be thankful in my soul if any body can get out of the terrible pit.
AWSA worked to amend the constitutions of the individual states. Elizabeth Cady Stanton served as its first president Anthony was its second Lucy Stone was first chair of its executive committee. By then there were concrete changes in the position of women in America.
Women could vote in four states--Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. They attended secondary schools and colleges. They had property rights in many states.
In greater numbers than ever before, they found places in the trades and professions. It became known as her Winning Plan.
Approval by 36 states was needed to ratify a federal amendment. Then the women of those 36 states could pressure their U. It held the first suffrage parade in New York City in NAWSA quickly adopted that tactic.
So did a number of women in the growing labor movement.
It was founded in by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. Paul led her followers to picket the White House. For that, women served jail sentences lasting up to six months. An appeals court later found the arrests and incarcerations "invalid.
Women served as nurses and weapons manufacturers. They performed the work the soldiers left behind. Senate approval followed on June 4. The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on August 26, Oct 29, · Watch video · The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States.
It took activists and reformers nearly years to . In , the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention, passed a resolution in favor of women's suffrage despite opposition from some of its organizers, who believed the idea was too extreme.
This timeline covers the years of to , which includes the famed women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the formation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
The Women’s Rights Movement marks July 13, as its beginning. On that sweltering summer day in upstate New York, a young housewife and mother, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was invited to . The Women’s Rights Movement marks July 13, as its beginning. On that sweltering summer day in upstate New York, a young housewife and mother, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was invited to .
Stanton, however, had played a key role at the Seneca Falls Convention in , at which Stone had not been present. In the early s, Stanton and Anthony began to present Seneca Falls as the beginning of the women's rights movement, an origin story that downplayed Stone's role.