Women's Rights

Allissa Connor

Concerns of the 1800s

  • During late 1800s, women & women’s organizations worked to gain right to vote and worked for broad-based economic and political equality
  • Some woman involved:

  1. Susan B. Anthony
  2. Lucy Stone
  3. Julia Ward Howe

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the women’s rights movement
  • Invited to put her money where her Mouth was , she organized the first 1848 First Woman’s Rights Convention w/ Mary Ann M’Clintock, Lucretia Mott, and Jane Hunt
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Lucretia Mott

  • Dedicated her life to the goal of human equality
  • Along with 30+ other female abolitionists, organized Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1833
  • Helped organize the First Woman’s Rights Convention on July 19 - 20th , 1848

Seneca falls convention

  • The first women’s rights convention
  • Advertised itself as “a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.”
  • Held by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott in July of 1848o
  • Intended to call attention to unfair treatment of women

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