Women's Rights

Christa & Micah

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Cult of Domesticity:

Prevailing value system among the upper and middle classes during the nineteenth century in the United States.

The outcome of the cult of domesticity:

•Affected married woman’s labor market participation in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

•Woman were supposed to devote themselves to unpaid domestic labor and refrain from paid, market-oriented work.

•Private woman’s opinions for work, for education, for voicing opinions, or for supporting reform.

“Declaration of Sentiment”:

A document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men attendees at the first convention to be organized by women.

The outcome of the Declaration of Sentiment:

•Woman suffered under the shadow if injustice and inequality.

•Impacted social and political structures of the country.

•After the document was presented all women stood up for themselves, brought health reform, and education reform.

Seneca Falls Convention:

Was the first women’s rights convention advertised itself as a “convention” to discuss social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women held in Seneca Falls New York on July 19th-20th, 1848.

The outcome of the Seneca Falls Convention:

•Played a big part in aiding the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century.

•Made women and blacks to finally become first-class citizens of the United States.

Sojourner Truth:

Sojourner Truth was an African American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. She lived during a time when women did not have equal rights. Sojourner Truth bravely worked to end slavery and gain equal rights for women. She was born into slavery with the name Isabella Baumfree in 1797, Swartekill, New York, U.S. She escaped slavery with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She then went to court to recover her son and became the first black woman to win a case against a white man. Truth died November 26, 1883, at age 86 at Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.