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1 Now we can begin By: Alicia Reynolds

2 The historical background The historical background of the speech “Now we can begin” deals with the nineteenth amendment. The nineteenth amendment states that 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. Before this had got established Women was salves to men and could not vote. All they where saw as was housekeepers, children, and for the men’s pleasure

3 Summary In the speech “Now we can begin” Crystal Eastman stated that in the 1920’s the Tennessee legislature finally enacted the Federal suffrage amendment aka the nineteenth amendment. This amendment was to give freedom to women and give us the right to vote. The freedom where they don’t have to be slaves to their men. They could work and do as they please as long as they followed the law.

4 In the speech Crystal Eastman ask what is wrong with us woman and our freedom? And her answer was they don’t know how to arrange the world so that women can be human beings, with a chance to exercise their infinitely varied gifts in infinitely varied ways. The point of view of this speech is first person

5 Appeal to emotion- Crystal Eastman was trying to explain to everyone that woman can be more than house keepers, and mother. Testimonial-In the speech she makes a point that woman and men can make a better house hold if both of them work together and not let the man overpower.

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7 My reaction to this speech was it was shameful to know that back then us woman was nothing. This speech was effected by me because it made me think how lucky we are today to be able to do as we please, be what we want, and to vote.

8 Why I think this speech was so effective. In the speech crystal Eastman’s friends that protested with her said ”Woman does not live by bread alone. What she needs first of all is a free soul And I can agree that women will never be great until they achieve a certain emotional freedom, a strong healthy egotism” This words right here I believe had the most effect on me.

9 I support crystal Eastman opinion about the freedom and rights of woman. The reason why I support her opinion because I put my self in her spot and I couldn’t imagine how horrible it had to be to slave for her husband and just have kids and be housekeeper.

10 My thoughts on this topic. My thoughts over this topic is I’m proud of this woman and all the other woman for helping us get out of slavery and making a point that we need to have rights as well.

11 I hope this presentation helps all the woman that didn’t know about the suffrage and show them how things use to be before this woman and the others helped us get out.

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