AAS 33B first essay "Women's Suffrage"

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Madison Brinkerhoff AAS 33B Section March 8, 2011 Do/Doi Mon/Wed 9am-10:15am Women’s Suffrage The beginning of women’s suffrage all began with a woman names Lydia taft, who was a forerunner of women’s suffrage in Colonial America. She was the first woman that was legally allowed to vote in colonial America. Massachusetts appointed her this right in 1756 after her husband died and her son left the family. However, the majority of American women were not given voting rights. In 1790, the law was modified to include women, but was then changed in 1807 to again prohibit them from voting. The slogan “Woman Suffrage” was to stress the unity of women. In 1990, Carrie Chapman Catt became the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which was founded by Susan B. Anthony in 1890. She created what she called “the winning plan” which was supposed to influence the idea of education throughout the states. To her surprise, the West had already formed some sort of agreement of partnership to better take on the tasks of their everyday lives in the
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Unformatted text preview: frontier. The privilege to vote in state elections was given to women in 1914, but the pace of women rights was not at the pace that was desired. In 1907, Alice Paul joined the suffrage crusade to create more equality between the sexes. In 1913, she planned for 5,000 women to protest at President Woodrow Wilsons inauguration. The riot got so out of control that Alice Paul and other suffragists were sent to jail and were punished. In 1914, she shaped the Congressional Union, which was determined to ratify woman suffrage through a constitutional amendment. She was arrested and received a seven-month sentence for protesting in regards to a constitutional amendment, and was also declared insane but was soon released due to a public disagreement. This was only the beginning of the womens suffrage movement. The contributions that women had to the first world war played a huge role for granting womens rights....
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course AAS 33B taught by Professor Do/doi during the Spring '11 term at San Jose State University .

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