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    Douglass did in these stories. Keller and Douglass wanted to learn so badly that they went through the struggles that they had to. Hellen Keller was a blind and deaf woman and Fredrick Douglass was an African American slave that was not allowed to learn. Both "The Story of My Life" and "Narrative or the Life of Fredrick Douglas, an American Slave" share the central idea that education is worth the struggle they had to go through, but they do so in different ways To begin with, Keller’s struggle with education was different from Douglass’s because she was blind. When Miss. Sullivan, was trying to teach Keller what water was and how to spell it, she was having a hard time with it so Miss. Sullivan thought it would be a good idea to make it more physical for her. She took Keller out to the well house and put her hand under the running water, “Suddenly I felt a misty consciousness as of something forgotten-a thrill of returning thought, and somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that ‘w-a-t-e-r’ meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand.” As well as the doll that the children at Perkins Institution made, “When I…

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an American Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist in the 1800’s. She was an advocate for women 's voting rights, and challenged traditional mindsets regarding women’s roles in marriage, divorce, property rights, and parental rights. Her call to arms for a Constitutional amendment for women 's equal rights has been described as the most shocking and unnatural of its time! Elizabeth Cady Stanton took a stand for women’s rights in the 19th century…

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    Buchanan and Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography, and the Stevenson’s. She now resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Sisters; The Lives of Americans Suffragists, is a book about some amazing women which include, but not limited to Frances Elizabeth Willard, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and last but not least Susan B. Anthony. These women led the groups and decisions into what later become one of the most significant changes in political history. These women also became some of the…

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    politics to gain the support of African American women for women's suffrage (Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow). African American women had taken the active role of teaching their community about American citizenship, and the pride of their race. African American women saw the women's suffrage as another step of pushing the racial divide (Goodstein, A Rare Alliance). While most white suffragists didn't see gaining the support of African American women the same way, white suffragists realized that…

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    Marie J. Howe Parodies the Opposition to Women’s Suffrage 1. The arguments that anti-suffragists made in the 1800s and early 1900s include that women were not logical, they are creatures of impulse, instinct, and intuition and make decisions based on their emotions. Women have physical inabilities, mental disabilities, spiritual inabilities, and general inability that prevents them from marking a ballot and putting it into the ballot boxes. Other arguments include that if women were given the…

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    upper-class activity (Zinn 384). After the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, women brought domestic and social issues to legislation. For example, the Cable Act in 1922 which gave women equal citizenship with men and the Women’s Bureau in the Department of Labor in 1920 (Baker 233). Women of the era also advocated for birth control and equal rights for women of divorce. Lucy Stone and other well known woman suffragist knew that winning the right to vote was only just the beginning. Carrie…

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    only branch out for African American rights, he branched out for women’s rights too. He was a top ally to…

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    Over the course of American history, specifically the era known as the Roaring Twenties, there have been both cultural advancements and moral setbacks. The 1920s brought Americans jazz music and technological advancements, but it also was tinged with the stain of organized crime, bootlegging, and, sadly, racism. Perhaps the most prominent aspect of the Roaring Twenties was the fight for women’s suffrage as women had to gain their right to vote. Not only did women have to fight to vote, they also…

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    Freedom can symbolize many things. Americans won freedom from the British. Women won the freedom to vote. Some people are still fighting for their freedom. But what if we did not have freedom? What would America be like then? When the colonists came to America, they built colonies. Brick by brick, city by city, they worked hard all day and night. Once the colonies were done, they finally had their own land. The king of England did not like that. He taxed all of their goods and would not give…

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    The suffragists had to face a series of challenges in their fight for equal rights. Wyoming was the first state that give women equal rights with men to vote in all elections by 1869 and 1870. Little by little, more states such as Montana, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon embrace women suffrage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and other women leaders had to struggle to gain the right to vote in the same terms as men. Their efforts paid off, and finally by 1920, the…

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