Women's Rights By: Daisy Swinehart

Women's Right's

The Women's Right Movement was from 1848-1920. This was caused by Jeanette Rankin's entry into congress almost 70 years ago. This grew out of a larger women's rights movement. The first gathering for the women's right movement was held in Seneca Fall, New York on July 19, 1848 and lasted till the next day. This was the start of the Women's Right Movement.


Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. After being a teacher for 15 years she became active in temperance rallies but, because she was a women, she was not allowed to speak. With this, Elizabeth Cady Stanton lead her to join the women's right movement in 1852. Ignoring what people said traveled, lectured, and canvassed across the nation for people to vote for women's rights. She had done many more things and she stayed active until she died on March 13, 1906.


19th Amendment

This amendment gave all women all over the U.S. the right to vote. This amendment was first introduced to congress in 1878. It was introduced by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Even though this amendment was introduced in the late 1800s it was not ratified until the early 1900s which was August 18, 1920. Since it took so long for this amendment to get ratified many of the suffragists that fought for women's rights since the very start did not live to see the day.


Women's Roles in the 1800s

Women had very many things to do around the house: some of them were cooking, cleaning, and taking care of their children. Most women didn't have jobs until factories needed more workers. They could finally bring home their own money instead of just the husbands.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815. She was one of the first American Women's Rights Movement leader. Elizabeth was an excellent speaker and writer. Susan B. Anthony and her formed the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. After she died on October 26,1902 her daughter, Harriot Stanton Blatch, on her work for the Women's Rights Movement.


Seneca Falls Convention

The Seneca Falls Convention was in July 1848. It was lead by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Motts. This was the first women's rights convention in American history. There were over 300 men and women came to Seneca Falls New York.