Presentation on theme: "…and the work of three women.. In the early 1800s, the United States of America grew in size, population, and industry."— Presentation transcript:
…and the work of three women.
In the early 1800s, the United States of America grew in size, population, and industry.
People also wanted AMERICA to grow in GREATNESS. At this time, the freedoms and rights promised in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Amendments were not given to all Americans.
Slavery was legal in the land of the free.
There were people who wanted to ABOLISH, or END, slavery. They were called abolitionists.. They worked for the Abolitionist Movement.
Women were NOT ALLOWED to VOTE in the United States.
The right to vote is called suffrage. The Women’s Suffrage Movement worked to GIVE women the right to vote.
In this presentation we will meet three Americans who worked to abolish slavery and for women to have the right to vote.
A runaway slave A preacher A teacher
was runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the "Moses of her People.” She led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman later became a leader in the abolitionist movement. During the Civil War she was a spy for the federal forces in South Carolina as well as a nurse.
I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. Harriet Tubman
was a teacher who believed women should have the same voting rights as men. She was a writer who used words to protest what was wrong with America and how it could become better. Elizabeth Cady Stanton became “ the face ” of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...“ 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Isabella Bomefree was born a slave in New York and sold 4 times before she obtained her freedom. She changed her name to Sojourner Truth and planned to travel the land sharing the truth. She became a powerful speaker for both the Abolitionist and Suffrage movements. She helped runaway slaves find housing and served as a counselor to freed slaves and a lecturer in the North. She never stopped trying to improve the conditions for African Americans and women.
Truth is powerful and it prevails. Sojourner Truth
These women dedicated their lives to improve the conditions for African Americans and women in the United States.
The ACTIONS, WORDS, and SACRIFICES of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and those of others working for the Abolitionist and Suffrage Movements, helped to make America a greater country for ALL its people.