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Woman Suffrage was a huge problem in the great depression be
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Woman Suffrage was a huge problem in The Great Depression because for a very long time people were debating on the assumption that women should have the right to vote.Therefore,the play Failure is Impossible . August 26th 1995 a memorial that showed both the facts and emotions of the struggle for the voting rights.Although in the mid-19th century, woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans knew to be a radical change in the Constitution. The campaign for woman suffrage first started in the western in the early decades before the Civil War.
Regardless of how much money or property women had, most states had extended the right to vote, or suffrage, to all white men. During the 1820s and 1830s, At the same time reform groups such as, religious movements and moral-reform societies, anti-slavery organizations–and many more were increasing rapidly across the United States. Many American women were bothered by the idea that the only “true” woman was a saintly, submissive wife concerned with family and home: That is what historians have called the “Cult of True Womanhood”.
The women’s rights movement lost momentum when the Civil War started in the 1850’s. Susan B.Anthony and other advocates believed that this was their chance to push lawmakers for truly universal suffrage.They refused to support the 15th Amendment,Some Southerners thought that white women’s votes could overcome an African-Americans vote. Woman Suffrage Association lead to a fight for a universal-suffrage amendment. Others argued that it was unfair to endanger black enfranchisement by tying it to the less popular campaign women suffrage and fought for it on a state by state basis
Early in 1910 a few states in the West began to amplify the vote to women for the first time in approximately 20 years. (Idaho and Utah gave women the right to vote at the end of the 19th century.) In the meantime a splinter group called the National Women’s Party concentrated on more profound militant tactics such as hunger strikes and White House pickets for instance–aimed at winning dramatic publicity for their cause.World war 1 slowed down suffragists’ campaign and helped them advance their argument however on behalf of the women's work effort during the war activists pointed out that women were just as patriotic and deserving of citizenship as men.