By Melina and Akhil
In the early 1800s women were legally and socially inferior to men
During the era of the "CULT OF DOMESTICITY," a woman was seen merely as a way of enhancing the social status of her husband. By the 1830s and 40s, however, the climate began to change when a number of bold, outspoken women championed diverse social reforms of prostitution, capital punishment, prisons, war, alcohol, and, most significantly, slavery.
Tea Launches a Revolution
July 13th, 1848 marks its beginning. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was invited to tea with her four women friends; she soon began to talk about women rights. Soon after two days of their tea meetings, the women picked date for a women convention in the Seneca county courier on July 19th & 20th of 1848. This was now known as ¨A convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women"
The Declaration of Sentiments
Elizabeth used the Declaration of Independence as the framework for writing the Declaration of Sentiments. During the convention the Declaration of Sentiments, 12 resolution received unanimous endorsement. The only one that did not pass was the Women´s enfranchisement (They were not allowed to vote).
Power Women of The Reform
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage & Lucy Stone, were pioneer theoreticians of the 19th century Women´s rights movement. Esther Morris, the first woman to hold a judicial position, who led the first successful state campaign for women suffrage, in Wyoming in 1869. Abigail Scott Duniway, the leader of the successful fight in Oregon and Washington in the early 1900s.