Women During the Early World History Essay

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Over the course of years or should say decades, women have left a remarkable mark on the world today. “Consequently, changes in status for many women in modern times-the right to own property, to vote, and to choose their own careers-may obscure the accomplishments made by women of earlier eras” (Walter & Maynes, 2001). Women have made an influence but small significant spheres. Women property rights consist of legal rights to acquire, own, sell and transfer property, collect and keep rents, keeps one wages, make contracts and bring lawsuits. Back in history a woman’s property was not always controlled by their father nor if she was married, her husband but back in the Victorian era some women rights was a striking discrepancy between the United Kingdom’s national power and wealth. In this era this symbolized the British monarch Queen Victoria (no suffrage rights, the right to sue, or the right to own property). During this Victorian era women were only seen by middle classes and belonging to the domestic sphere. In this phase the women the women were to provide for their husbands (clean house), food on the table and take care of the children. The Victorian era made the women’s rights very limited. They had no ownership over their wages, marriage. One a women gets married in the Victorian era they are no longer representing themselves as one, everything that they own belongs to their husband including their bodies. During the imperial era, Athenian woman had limits to their rights of property. Chinese women powerilism was low because of their foot binding. In the 19th century 45 percent of the Chinese women bound feet, upper classes almost 100 percent. In 1912 the Chinese government ordered cessation foot binding. Foot-binding for those who don’t know it involves the alternation of the foot bone structure so that the feet were only four inches long. This causes the foot difficulty of movement, but limits the women’s activities. Women’s suffrage in the United States was achieved slowly, at state and local levels, in the 19th century and early 20th century, culminating in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This gave “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” In 1848 the Seneca Falls Convention put together the demand for women’s suffrage; after the Civil War agitation for the cause resumed. The Fifteenth Amendment of the Unites States gave the right for black men to vote, split the movement. Campaigners Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady refused to approve the amendment, because it didn’t benefit women to vote. Other campaigners such as Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe argued that if black men were enfranchised, it would help women reach their goal. The conflict caused two organizations to