Most people who form social movements have specific demands or requesting a change in political, social, and economic system. However, many of them are outside the loop, and so they use protest tactics to achieve their demands.
In 19th century, women were far different from men; they were disenfranchised, poor and unarmed. In spite of that, they struggled for a long time to achieve their rights without causing any harm. It took a long time for them to achieve their demands; perhaps this is attributed to their act of non-violence when they were demanding their rights. Learning social movements and social change is important in the U.S. because it reveals oppression directed towards women. Learning also provides an opportunity for us to compare women’s movements in different countries. There is a need to compare movements in various states with diverse political systems because some issues deemed important in might be left