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Diary 5

On 19 March 2012 which falls on Monday, I am studying English For IT II, at its fifth meeting, I learned about the Women’s Suffrage and as usual the following is a summary I made :

During the nineteenth century, women in the United States organized and participated in a large number of reform movements. Some women see the same social status of women and slaves. Women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone is not just a feminist who fought for women’s rights but also the strong bondage of war to do away with slavery. These brave people are the social leaders who support the rights of women and blacks.

A number of male slavery, including William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, also supports women’s right to speak and participate equally with men in the anti-slavery activities. They are involved mainly in order to better their living conditions and improve conditions for others. However, they get respect from people they believe and also have the right to be equal citizens.

When the civil war between North and South ended in 1865, the fourteenth and fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution adopted in 1868 and 1870 granted citizenship and voting rights for blacks but not for women. Discouraged but resolved, feminists worked tirelessly to affect more and more women to demand the right to vote. In 1869, Wyoming Territory had yielded to the demands by feminists, but the countries of the East Coast declined more stubborn than ever. A women’s suffrage bill was presented to every Congress since 1878, but failed to pass continuously until 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote.

The main idea of paragraph 1 : Women in the United States organized and participated in a large number of reform movements

The main idea of paragraph 2 : A number of male abolitionists also supported the rights of women to speak and to participate equally with men in antislavery activities.

The main idea of paragraph 3 : A women’s suffrage bill had been presented to every Congress since 1878, but it continually failed to pass until 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote.

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