Women's Successful Politician Progress
Equality between men and women in the political field changed in the 20's in The United
States. Women by the thousands got together to fight for their rights, organizing marches,
protests and demonstrations in all states. Through this mass voicing of dissatisfaction with the
laws of the day, women convinced both men and lawmakers to act appropriately, obtaining the
right to vote. Women have progressed through the years and the right to vote was
one tool for their success. The growth of women in both the professional and political arena's
was made possible by the movements to obtain their right to vote. Facing challenges they started
with small positions in the American government to being candidates in presidential elections.
The battle for women's rights had two major leaders in Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and Susan B. Anthony. Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in New York.
The daughter of
a judge Stanton would later fight against the laws that kept women from owning the money they
made working while their husbands owned the wages earned. This was her inspiration to become
one of the first leaders of the American woman rights' movement she worked together in 1890
with Susan B. Anthony in the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).
Stanton would fight for the rights of women nationwide until her death on October 26, 1902.
Susan B. Anthony was president of the association in 1982. Anthony was born in Massachusetts
(February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906). Her family moved to New York in 1837. At the age of
29 she became a teacher. She was inspired to fight for women rights because the wage of women
in the education field was four times less than men earned.
These women confronted the challenge of convincing...