Women's Suffrage in the 19th Century Research Paper by hicaliber

Women's Suffrage in the 19th Century
This paper examines the women's suffrage movement in America during the 19th century.
# 94890 | 1,137 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on May 10, 2007 in History (Leaders) , Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper traces the history of the women's suffrage movement in 19th century America, with an emphasis on its leaders and goals. In particular, the contributions of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Fanny Wright are illustrated through their writings and lectures. The paper states that women earning the right to vote meant a nearly complete transformation of social norms in the United States. The paper also describes the connection between the abolitionist movement and women's suffrage. The writer concludes that despite the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women still suffered from widespread discrimination and continue to fight for equal rights even today.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920)." Historical Documents. 2005. Retrieved July 31, 2006 from http://www.historicaldocuments.com/19thAmendment.htm
  • ""Petition to U.S. Senate Women Voters Anti-Suffrage Party of New York World War I." United States Senate: Records Group 46. 1917. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved July 31, 2006 from http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/larger-image.html?i=/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/images/ny-petition-l.gif&c=/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/images/ny-petition.caption.html
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. "Woman's Rights Petition to the New York Legislature." Transcribed by Carolyn Sims and reverse-order proofed by Lloyd Benson, Department of History, Furman University, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, et al., History of Woman Suffrage, (New York, Fowler & Wells, Publishers, 1881), I, 593-595. Retrieved July 31, 2006 from http://chnm.gmu.edu/exploring/19thcentury/womenandequality/pop_petition.html
  • "Teaching With Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment." The National Archives. Retrieved July 31, 2006 from http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/
  • Wright, Fanny. "Course of Popular Lectures." 1829. Reproduced on Spartacus. Retrieved July 31, 2006 from http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REwright.htm

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