American History 1865

Final Paper Preparation
Ashford University: HIS 204
American History Since 1865
Jo Macek

A lot of changes happened throughout the U.S. in the nineteenth century changing the lives of all women in all of the levels of society. In the terms of legally and socially women were considered unequal to their male companions. However, due to the efforts of women during the 1800s in challenging their place in society intellectually, socially, economically, and politically proved to be effective.

Jane Addams co-founded one of the first settlements in the United States, the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois. Addams was known for her work as a feminist and socialist. In 1889, Addams along with another women opened one of the first settlements in both the United States and North America. The house provided services for the poor and the immigrants. Addams also served as president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom as part of her commitment to finding an end to the war.
1869 The Women’s Suffrage Movement. Susan B. Anthony along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association. The main focus of the organization was to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the Constitution. The movement and suffrage gave women the empowerment they had wanted for years and put it into action. It allowed women to make political decisions, and allowed them to be more than just housewives. They could have careers and a family at the same time. They now had the ability to make decisions on their own. Their decisions and opinions were heard and taken into account. The women’s suffrage was a strange idea to comprehend, but it eventually won over the American people. Women’s suffrage has had a great impact upon society; it has taught future generations that they can fight for what they believe in and taught women that they deserve respect. Women have earned their rights and should not go away, ever....