Women's Rights

by Sean, Richard, Theo, and Max Period 2

What's the problem?

Women were being treated unequal to men which led to Women having limited opportunities for things like working and education.

The Leaders of the Women's Rights Movement

What did they do?

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott gathered at the Seneca Falls convention to fight for Women's rights
  • Susan B Anthony gathered about 6,000 people to sign a petition for New Wages and Property Rights
  • Also some powerful men spoke at the Seneca Falls Convention
  • Sojourner Truth spoke at a Women's rights convention in Ohio and her words shocked the nation.
Sojourner said "A'n't I a woman? Look at me. Look at my arm. I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And a'n't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen them most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And a'n't I a woman?..."
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The Impact

After this movement women were treated better and given more responsibilities than they had before. They even were eventually given the right to vote and this led the way for other groups rights movements.

Bibliography

  • Hakim, Joy. Liberty for All? New York: Oxford UP, 1994. Print.
  • Call to Freedom: Beginnings to 1877. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003. Print.
  • http://www.therepublicsquare.com/politics/2014/05/right-to-information-petition-launched-today/
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  • Susan B. Anthony. Digital image. Comic Vine. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.
  • Wired, Aquinas. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Digital image. A Quark in the Road. N.p., 12 Nov. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.
  • Gilbert, Olive. The Narrative of Sojouner Truth. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.