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  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important element of the Women's Rights Movement, but not many people know of her significance or contributions because she has been overshadowed by her long time associate and friend, Susan B. Anthony. However, I feel that she was a woman of great importance who was the driving force behind the 1848 Convention, played a leadership role in the women's rights movement for the next fifty years, and in the words of Henry Thomas, "She was the architect and author of the...
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton I was once called the most dangerous woman in America because I dared to ask for the unthinkable- the right to vote. I challenged my culture's basic assumptions about men and women, and dedicated my life to the pursuit of equal rights for all women. My name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. I was born in Johnstown, New York, on the 12th of November, 1815. My father is the prominent attorney and judge Daniel Cady and my mother is Margaret Livingston Cady. I was born the seventh ch...
  • Film Iron Jawed Angels
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    Iron Jawed Angels is a film which portrays the women's suffrage movement during the 1920's. The film is a documentary and a drama which uses live action and music to deliver the sympathetic and distressful mood the film creates. An example of the distressful mood is when the suffragists refuse to eat when they go to prison. This shows how passionate and distressed the suffragists are to get the 19th amendment passed, which would give women the right to vote. The films message, which is the hards...
  • Woman Suffrage Movement
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    History of The Women's Suffrage Movement in America "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you support w...
  • Second Wave Of A Civil Rights Movement
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    Women's Liberation Movement Betty Friedan wrote that "the only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own". The message here is that women need more than just a husband, children, and a home to feel fulfilled; women need independence and creative outlets, unrestrained by the pressures of society. Throughout much of history, women have struggled with the limited roles society imposed on them. The belief that women were intellectuall...
  • Pankhurst's Tactics Of Militancy
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    How much credit does Emmeline Pankhurst deserve for the inclusion of women over 30 in the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1918? The organisation founded by Emmeline Pankhurst, The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) relied on militant tactics to campaign for women's suffrage. Emmeline Pankhurst believed that previous peaceful methods of persuasion had failed to achieve results. Therefore she viewed a more aggressive form of campaigning as vital for change. The militant followers of this...
  • National Woman Suffrage Association
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    The women's suffrage movement lasted over 70 years, from the first formal women's convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Changing social conditions and the idea of equality for women led to the birth of the women's suffrage movement during the early 1800's. Women started to receive more education and to take part in reform movements, which involved them in politics. Women began to ask why they were not also allowed to...

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