At this time the Jim Crow Laws were in act.
The Jim Crow Laws were laws that segregated white people and colored people. They did this by making whites go to different schools than colored people. They also made it to where blacks had to go to different shops than whites. They said it was separate but equal. It was not the colored people would get bad quality in every area they were allowed. This is what the Jim Crow Laws were about they were supposed to make black people feel like second class citizens.
Like they would have to sit in the back of the bus. Many people fought against these laws including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. These iconic people were considered leaders in the fight against racial segregation.
As stated earlier the 15th amendment was supposed to be an amendment to where blacks got to vote. Yet they were prevented from stretching their right to vote. When they would try to vote they would be hit with obstacles like the grandfather clause and the literacy test. But that is not all they would be hurt or abused every time they would try to vote. This is what the cause was why these iconic people became famous. They went through trials to fight for the rights of black people and to bring awareness to the fact that the Jim Crow laws were not equal and pried on black people. The main reason for all of this discrimination was because before all of the amendments slavery was a big thing in America. So when the amendment came out saying that slavery was not allowed in America many people were angered because slavery was the thing that ran their businesses.
So when black people were getting all of these rights people would try and take them away in the sense that it was in the boundaries of the restrictions of the amendment. Which is a way in which people look down upon today. The 19th amendment is the amendment that grants women the right to vote. Before this time women did not have as many rights as men. They were expected to be busy with just housework not politics. This amendment is related to the 15th because during this time they were unable to vote even with the amendment in place.
It took the people who fought for women’s rights 70 years till the amendment was passed. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were the founders of a woman rights group located in Seneca Falls. After the ability to vote was the main goal of women’s rights movements. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott as well as Susan B Anthony were key parts in this battle for women’s rights. In anti slavery movements and other rights movements women played a huge parts. The woman right movements did not start on a national level until the civil war.
Women’s rights groups did not get together on a national level until 1848. In the Declaration it states that everyone should have the right to pursue happiness so some believed that women did deserve the right to vote but other did not. During the time of the civil war the woman suffrage groups lost their pace and slowed down the process of woman rights. The cause for this was because that many women went to help in the battle between the states and the side effect to this was the loss of attention towards the women right movement. So while they were fighting for their they had to help with the movement for black men to vote. So after the fight for the rights to black men they could not get a amendment which gave rights to women of any color. In 1878 the NWSA got enough influence into congress to bring up the topic yet was turned down in the end of the voting. The year 1890 was when the two groups NWSA and the AWSA merged to become the NAWSA they made a plan to do a state by state tactic.
With in 6 years the states Colorado,Idaho,and Utah all made rules which granted women the right to vote. The year 1900 was the year Anthony and Stanton stepped down due to their increasing age which led to Carrie Chapman to step up and take over. During the 20th century the deaths of Anthony and Stanton were setbacks but the leadership Carrie Catt led the NAWSA to ongoing success. In eight years between the years 1910 and 1918 the NAWSA was able to make the states of Arizona,Arkansas,Alaska,California,Illinois,Indiana,Oklahoma,etc.
You can see the similarities between the two amendments that i have chosen for my paper. They both fought for rights of people who have been discriminated and tortured in the passed just because of their color and gender.They both had to fight for their rights and it did not happen in one night they had to wait decades and they had to sacrifice so much for the betterment of the people in the future. Both amendments were disagreed upon and were fought against by the racist and the sexist people in America.
For example both amendments were isolated for about 100 years each. The 15th amendment was cheated by people making rules and loops in the system. For example the grandfather clause was for white people to be able to vote without having to take the test to see if they are smart enough to vote. Yet they made black people do it because most of them were uneducated and did not get to learn before they had to take the test.
Then when the 19th amendment came out they also were cheated out of their freedom and were targets for racism and sexist people. Though black men got to vote when the 15th amendment came out but the woman had to wait longer and where targeted more since they were both woman and black. During the jim crow laws they were trate a lot more harshly than men since they were women and men thought that women where to be used as caretakers not business people and voters. Since both women and black people had a troubled past they thought and acted the same way towards freedom and the equality of people.