Women suffrage in 1915-1919 was a harsh time but women eventually got what they want. Women constantly fought for their rights to be treated equally like men, and for their higher education as what men had. Women suffrage was an extremely impactful event in American history, which eventually led to women’s right to vote and for women to get a higher education.
When women eventually got their right to vote it was extremely important to them and many others. It was important to them because without that they would not be able to succeed in what they did. Because of that they felt equal to men and they felt that they had the same freedoms as men did. On January 12, 1915. Congress Votes Against Women’s Suffrage Amendment. Library of Congress George Grantham Bain Collection Two suffragists holding a National Woman Suffrage Association banner in 1913. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone where the most important figures in women rights movement. Women who campaigned to vote were protected under the 15th amendment.All women really wanted was to feel equally to men. Elizabeth said “All men and women are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Meaning that women should have their rights and not be discriminated against because they were not men. To have more freedom and be aloud to vote was almost all that a woman could dream of. Elizabeth wished she was a boy so she could have rights, and Elizabeth also started and organization to have more people to be on her side for women to have rights, example is, “By 1850, women’s rights conventions were taking place across the United States, and Elizabeth was seen as a leader of this movement. She wrote articles for magazines and journals and had letters and speeches published all over the country, to gather support”. Now people started to agree that women should have a voice to speak and have their own rights, “ Susan could see that many people now accepted that women should have equal rights to men.” Then Congress passed by June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote.
Women also had an higher advantage in education than men did, which was an amazing opportunity. All the way back in 1920 women weren’t allowed to graduate or matriculate. From the late 1870’s women would attend lectures, taken examination and had gained hours honours in those examinations. It was at this juncture that women established themselves as teachers in colonial America. The primary focus of the dame schools was to prepare boys for admission to the town schools which, until the 19th century, girls were not allowed to attend, Until women fought for their education. Institutions of higher learning were in large part established and supported by other women who strongly advocated for the better education of their sex. Emma Willard went on to establish a private academy in Troy, New York, in 1821. This she established after being turned down by the New York State Legislature to finance a female public seminary. She was instrumental in re-shaping women’s education throughout the country. Emma felt women were capable of studying any subject they wanted and should prepare themselves to be self-supporting in a profession. In every year since 1982, more women than men have earned bachelor’s degrees. But women did not always have equal opportunities when it came to higher education. It wasn’t until the 19th century that women’s attendance at universities became widespread in the United States. Before that, female seminaries served as the only alternative for women who wished to earn a higher degree. But movements for women’s rights helped produce pressure for women to go to college, and women’s education is one of the many factors that has helped keep women’s rights movements strong. But a few women attended university and even graduated, before the formal desegregation of men’s and women’s higher education. Most were from wealthy or well-educated families.
When women suffrages happen there was also a war going on. This took a huge impact in American History.
In the end women got their rights and freedoms to, vote and be treated equal like men and get their education at the same level or possibly even higher than men. Women’s suffrage was very important and impacted so many new things in American History, it even led to women to have the power to vote and to get the jobs that they had dreamed of having. It also led to women to be treated equally with men and they had the freedoms to get a higher education that they were able to in the first place.