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Women Throughout American History Essay

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Women have not always been able to voice there opinions or work in the same position as men. Women have always been looked upon as mothers that work in the home and care for the family and do nothing more than that. Although there is nothing wrong with that (some women are perfectly happy with this role) that perception of the women has limited us and hasn’t let us reach our full potential. The image of the woman has drastically changed. Until only fifty years ago or so, women had to "behave nice" to men in order to be selected by men and supported by them because for thousands of years societies have prohibited women from becoming self-sufficient. Woman had a choice between ...view middle of the document...

since she was a woman she was not allowed to speak at the temperance rallies. In 1852 Anthony joined with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer in campaigning for women's suffrage and equal pay. Anthony also became involved in the campaign for prohibition and was active in the American Anti Slavery Association and helped escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad.
During the American Civil War Anthony strongly supported the Union cause. She also aided the administration of President Abraham Lincoln by forming the Women's Loyal League. In 1866 Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott, and Lucy Stone established the American Equal Rights Association. The following year, the organisation became active in Kansas where Negro suffrage and women's suffrage was to be decided by popular vote. However, both ideas were rejected at the polls. In 1868 Anthony and Stanton founded the political weekly, The Revolution.
In 1869 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed a new organisation, the National Women Suffrage Association (NWSA). The organisation condemned the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments as blatant injustices to women. The NWSA also...

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