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1Women’s Rights Movement Written by Annaliese Patenge
2In the early days of the United States, women did not have the same rights as men. Women finally decided that they had had enough in They held conventions and protests, organized organizations, and wrote petitions along with many other things. This began the era of the Women’s Rights Movement.
3Women’s Rights are the rights that promote a position of legal and social equality of women with men.This was happening around1848 because women wantedequal voice in the governmentand wanted say in what theycould do. They started themovement with the SenecaFalls Convention.
4The Seneca Falls Convention was held on July 19 and 20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. It was the first gathering devoted to women’s rights in the U.S, which was held to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition of women. About one hundredpeople attended theconvention; two thirdsof the people beingwomen. ElizabethCody Stanton was theprincipal organizer ofthe convention.
5Susan B. Anthony was another major fighter in the Women’s Rights Movement. She was born February 15, 1830, in Adams, Massachusetts, and was raised a Quaker. She joined the Women’s Rights Movementwhen she met ElizabethCody Stanton in 1852.They both founded theNational American Women’sSuffrage Association(NAWSA) in 1890to promote the cause ofwomen’s suffrage.
6She dedicated her life to Women’s Suffrage, the right for women to vote. She even created The Revolution newspaper in 1868, which talked about the Women’s RightsMovement. She alsopersuaded universities,such as the University ofRochester, to admitwomen.
7Women were fed up with their lack of rights because they weren’t able to vote, own land, keep their own wages, sign a contract, and were looked down upon if they wanted to attend college and have acareer. In 1870,only about twentypercent of studentsin college werewomen, but in 1910that number doubled because of the Women’s Rights Movement.
8Women began attending colleges, such as Smith College in Massachusetts and Vassar College in New York. Graduates entered work fields such as social work and teaching, because they found it difficult to enter jobs in law or medicine since they were male-dominate jobs. Some womeneven went on tobecome active inreform, or change.
9Women’s clubs campaigned for causes such as temperance, women’s suffrage, child welfare, and political reform. Women were treated unfairly along with not having the same rights. They were seen as second class citizens. Some were even beat by their husbands, or were forced to have inappropriate relations with strangers.
10All of the hard work of the women in this time paid off, however All of the hard work of the women in this time paid off, however. In 1919, the U.S. Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment; granting women right to vote. This amendment not only gave them the right to vote,but it also gave them moreconfidence. They felt like theywere finally able to dosomething with their life,instead of just being a motherwith no voice. This was animportant milestone in woman history.
11The next time a woman goes to vote, goes to her job, or goes to school, she should think about how amazing her life is now compared to how it could be. She should think of all the amazing women that helped her get to where she is today. She shouldthink about all of thewomen who fought forher right, and all of thewomen who stayed uppreparing for the workof the day ahead. She should think about that.
12Sources:The Women’s Rights Movement, ,Biography of Susan B. Anthony,United States History, Holt, Rhinehart, and Winston, 2007, Section 3 The Rights of Women and Minorities, Pages