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19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage

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Kelley Swords

on 29 November 2012

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Transcript of 19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage

By: Kelley Swords Susan B. Anthony First case to make Supreme Court: -
- http://www.history.com/topics/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage
- http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/nineteentham.htm
- http://www.history.com/topics/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage/photos#suffrage-and-the-women-behind-it
- Seneca Falls Convention: -An activist persecuted for illegally voting in the 1872 election.
-Argued that "the right women needed above every other was the right of suffrage." -Minor vs. Happersett in 1875.
-The court rejected the arguments that neither the privileges clause, immunities clause, or the equal protection clause extended the vote to women. Work Cited: 19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage "Cult of True Womanhood": -The idea that only true women were accommodating wife's and mothers who only worried about their families. -These were all of the stereo types for women and what they were expected to do. -In 1848 a group of mainly women and some men gathered in New York to discuss women's rights or the lack of.
-All the people were invited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
-The Declaration of Sentiments stated that "all men and women are created equal, with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Older generation vs. Newer: -The older generation felt women deserved the same rights because they thought men and women were "created equal."
-The newer generation disagreed by saying women were different from men and that is why they deserved to vote. Political agendas: -Advocates against alcohol wanted women to be able to vote because they thought it would make more people get out and vote on their behalf.
-Some thought granting white women the right to vote would just cause white supremacy. Elizabeth Stanton: -The first president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
-After the 14th Amendment was ratified she believed that it was her chance to make lawmakers grant universal suffrage. National American Woman Suffrage Association: -Formed by both the National Woman Suffrage Association and American Woman Suffrage Association.
-Organized in late 1860's. World War I: -Slowed the movement but helped improve their argument.
-Their work during World War I showed they were just as worthy of political independence as men. Finally Winning the Vote: -On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified.
-All American women were able to say that they were entitled to the accountability of citizenship. 5 Statements: -Susan B. Anthony was influential and she was in my opinion the reason the Minor vs. Happersett case happened. She made a major impact on Women's Suffrage.
-The perception of women that the "Cult of True Womanhood" portrayed was narrow minded and might have made women realize how imperative it was for them to join together at the Seneca Falls Convention where even men's views were beginning to change.
-The view points of the older generation appeal to me because I also believe we are all created equal.
-The National American Women's Suffrage Association and Elizabeth Cady Stanton both go hand in hand with their part in helping ratify the 19th Amendment.
-The challenge that World War I presented for women allowed them to prove their worth and patriotism. In my opinion they were very brave to put themselves in an environment they were inexperienced in. This finally helped society realize that women were capable of making meaningful and productive contributions. Personally, I am grateful to these women for the sacrifices they made for the betterment of future generations of women. 1 Connection to The Great Gatsby: -The one connection between The Great Gatsby and Women's Suffrage is that both involve male dominance. In the book the men didn't think highly of the women. They thought women were beneath them and shouldn't do or be allowed to do certain things such as, traveling by themselves or being belligerent. Men saw women as their property rather than human beings. Females were very confined in society and were not only deprived of their right to vote but also of the freedom to do much else other than be obedient wives, a mother to their children, housekeeper, and cook.
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