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Success Ethic in the 1920s

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Ashley Weinberger

on 30 April 2015

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Transcript of Success Ethic in the 1920s

Paper topic
Examining the success of women in the 1920s and how through success and failure women were able to gain the right to vote.
A deeper understanding of women in politics.
How are women's rights related to the Success Ethnic of America?
Background information
The first gathering devoted to women’s rights in the United States was held July 19–20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York.
The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott.
About 100 people attended the convention; two-thirds were women.
Stanton created a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that resemble the Declaration of Independence.

Stanton's Quote
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” Among the 13 resolutions set forth in Stanton’s “Declaration” was the goal of achieving the “sacred right of franchise.”

Sacred right of franchise:

The first state to grant women complete voting rights was Wyoming in 1869. Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), and Idaho (1896) followed a few decades later.
Prior to 1910, only these four states allowed women to vote.
Harry T. Burn the representative who had the last vote to either ratify or vote against the 19th amendment listened to his mother and voted for the 19th Amendment. Mrs. Burn in the reason why women have the right to vote.
first woman to serve in the national legislature.
Harry T. Burn the representative who had the last vote to either ratify or vote against the 19th amendment listened to his mother and voted for the 19th Amendment. Mrs. Burn in the reason why women have the right to vote.
The 19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment (1920) to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights. The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

This amendment finally allowed for women to be considered citizens of the United States and also the right to vote.
Women had come a long way from the 15th Amendment to the 19th Amendment.
Women were successful in their fight for equality.
The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

This amendment prohibited women the right to vote because women were not considered citizens. Women were more of property to men whom were by law citizens.
Women may have had many failures an upset in their goal to gain women the right to vote and equality but they were successful in the end.
Like all the success stories that we learned about there were always failure.
It was either in the route to success or the success was the root to failure.
In all cases failure was a part of success.
Success Ethic in the 1920s
Women rights and success
The 15th Amendment
Image Break down:
The image contain three women in which each contain a sign.
First lady sign says "Equal Rights for driving, promotion, sick-pay, and pension".
The lady in the middle is holding a sign saying, "We refuse to be second class workers".
The last lady is holding a sign that says, "If we can stand conducting, we can sit driving".
The image is representing what women are fighting for in the 1920s.
Women did not have the right to vote.
They also did not have the same equality as men.
Women could not drive as conductors.
Women did not get paid for sick days or even a chance to earn a pension.
Women did not get promotion such as men.
Women's roles were to be in the house, to be teachers or secretaries.
Women were treated as second class workers. They did not have the chance to rise up and become more successful
Certain laws and amendments allowed for the inequality.
Evaluation of the image
Engaging questions:
Is success worth all the struggles and failure?
Is the American Dream really the American nightmare?
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