Frances Willard

The 1800’s was the rise of the woman era, during this time woman were still not allowed to vote but still got a lot of benefits which included giving married woman the control their own wages, properties and the jobs they wanted to work in.

in 1874 Frances Willard the president of the   the Woman’s Christians Temperance Union (WCTU)  was the head of  one of the largest female or organizations in the nation, with over 150,00 members they changed laws that benefited woman until this day some which include a movement of alcoholic beverage  which limited the alcohol consumption of men to a minimum, and in later in the future mad the move to allow woman to vote.

Frances believed that ” A wider freedom is coming to the woman of America ” and she later made that happen with all her contributions.

question 1: why did you decide now (1800’s) to start making a movement to woman freedom, why not earlier?

question 2: Are you fully satisfied with what you accomplished with all the members you gathered and all the movements you led ?

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One Response to Frances Willard

  1. Sabrina says:

    Francis Miller was a tough woman. She was a tomboy as a girl who usually went by the name “Frank” She was also very open about her sexuality as a lesbian. She and her brother were really close, but their father and sister died. While she went on to help the suffrage of women, her brother turned to alcohol. Oh, and did i mention that her brother also married the girl that she loved. Because of his horrible alcoholism, she started to fight for abolishing alcohol, not only to protect her true love, but to help women all around who have to deal with abusive husbands, due to alcohol. She was a woman that had a heart for all of the women at that time.

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