Directions: Complete the following outline in preparation for writing your research paper. Be sure to include proper MLA in-text citation for all your evidence (quotes & paraphrasing).
I. Introduction paragraph
A. Broad statement: Due to many industrial and social changes during the early 19th century, many women were involved in social advocacy efforts, which eventually led them to advocate for their own right to vote and take part in government agencies.
B. Introduction to specific topic and text: The women’s movement of the 1920’s worked to grant women the right to vote nationally, thereby allowing women more political equality.
C. Three sub-topic points for your topic
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1. Introduction to information: The women’s movement brought together notable women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony, who worked tirelessly to bring the issue of the “woman vote” to the national forefront.
2. Evidence: (Quote/paraphrase): Viewed as a radical gathering, the Seneca Falls Convention in New York brought together 300 women to “specify the ways in which American society degraded women and how number laws and social conventions hindered them in their ability to protect their homes and families” (Newman).
i. Analysis of quote/relevance of statement to thesis (event): Adopted as the Seneca Falls Convention, the Declaration of Sentiments outlined to ways in which women were actively and purposely prohibited from taking part in the political realm of society. This convention was credited with being the “birthplace of the women’s rights movement” (Newman). Bringing the issue of women voting to the national level, these delegates at the convention, now suffragists were focused on securing political equality for women. While working for the vote, these women faced opposition from both men and women who did not see women voting as a means to improving the society.
IV. Sub-Topic 3
A. Topic sentence (include transition): Facing numerous opposition both within and outside of the women’s movement, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified in May 1920.
1. Introduction to information: Many members of the women’s movement were severely divided on what the focus of the women’s movement should be, thereby preventing more then 50 years to pass before women were granted the...