The Fight for Women's Rights
This paper discusses the people who were instrumental in changing the political and social "landscape" of American women in the 19th and 20th centuries: John Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Frederick Douglass and Betty Friedan.
# 29054 | 925 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jul 14, 2003 in Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper presents the important contributions of each individual in shaping the history of the women sector as they fight for their rights and liberation from the patriarchal and oppressive American society during their time.The author presents Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who organized the first women's convention, the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the "Declaration of Sentiments" was publicly announced the base for the 19th amendment in the US Constitution. The paper cites that Betty Friedan's psychological and social analysis of the American women sector paved the way for a new women's rights (feminist) movement, giving women the opportunities in a society previously dominated by men.
From the Paper:"John Quincy Adams is the second president of the United States and one of the main proponents for the formulation of the US Declaration of Independence. Adams figures into the women's rights history because he is the spokesman for the Declaration of Independence proposal in the Congress during his term as a legislator. The drafting of the Declaration of Independence became an important chance for women to assert their rights in the society, such as the right to vote and have jobs/roles equal to that of men's roles and jobs. The formation of the Declaration of Independence became an important issue as Adams considered the significance of the inclusion of women's rights to the law that will be formulated. Despite the influential opinion of his wife Abigail Adams to take into consideration the rights of women in the society, Adams have a different view of how the Declaration of Independence will be crafted?that is, women's rights will not be included in the said law."
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