Women's Rights

Levi Moulter

Women's Rights in the Early 1800's

Before the women called for a revolution, they had very little in terms of rights. They were almost treated as second class citizens and weren't heavily supported by the government. Also, if a woman were to get married, all of her possessions would automatically go to the man. They also could not vote, and got paid very little for their work.

Start of a revolution

Women would eventually become fed up with these rules and guidelines set by the men of congress and called for equal rights. Sarah and Angelina Grimke, major persons in the slavery movement, tried to seek equal rights for women as well. Eventually more people joined the bandwagon and agreed with the sisters.

Seneca Falls Convention

Other abolitionist, named Lucrectia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, wanted to hold a convention to shed light on the issues women faced. So the Seneca Falls Convention was arranged. About 250 people went, 200 of those being women, 50 men. The convention was a major success, it was known as being the spark for the women's right movement.

Law's passed

One of the main points of the Seneca Falls Convention was to give women education. Which was granted by law makers and congress. All women had to have required schooling. There were new careers made for women as well. Women were able to go to schools to become teachers and some entered fields in medicine and medical care.