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1 Women's Rights Movements in the 1800s Stefanaine Zaragoza Walter Stiern Middle School Ms. Marshall HSS 8.12

2 Women’s Rights Movements in the 1800s -- women first began to speak up for their rights in late 1700s to the late 1800s -- influential thinkers of the time often thought and/or questioned the already established political and religious authority

3 Women’s Rights movements 1800s (continued) ~ influential thinkers also stressed the importance of equality, liberty, and reason for women ~ the new intelligent atmosphere helped justify women’s rights to FULL citizenship

4 --- New York, in 1848, passed a law allowing women to keep control of their own real estate and personal belongings after marriage (the year that Seneca Falls Started) --- Both men and women at the convention adopted a Declaration of Sentiments that called for women to have equal rights in voting, property, education, etc………. The First Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls

5 The Women’s Christian Temperance Union > Official name is National Women’s Christian Temperance Union > Was a non-profit organization that prevented and/or lessoned social problems ( WCTU ) > Founded in 1874 WCTU has braches in all the United States including

6 Women’s Rights Leaders Susan B. Anthony -Fought for equal pay for women teachers, for coeducation, and for college training for girls -Organized the first Women’s Temperance Association -Helped pass the first laws that women could have a guarantee the rights over their children and their property wages -Was President of the National Women’s Suffrage Association from 1892 to the 1900’s -Was also arrested, tried, and sentenced to a fine that she refused to pay

7 Carrie Chapman Catt ~Was an American Suffragist ~Was a Peace Advocate ~Catt was an organizer for the National Women’s Suffrage Association from 1890 to the 1900’s ~Became President of the National Women’s Suffrage Association in the 1900’s ~Also was president of the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance from 1904 to 1923

8 Paulina Wright Davis American lecturer and suffragist Helped open the medical profession to women Founded Una, the first women’s rights paper in the U.S

9 Julia Ward Howe American author and social reformer Lectured on behalf of women suffrage and black emancipation Also helped find a world peace organization

10 Belva Ann Lockwood Lawyer and women’s rights activist Lockwood became the first women admitted to practice before the Supreme Court Ran twice for the U.S President as the National Equal Rights Parties candidate in 1884 and in 1888 Was a delegate to a variety of peace congresses in Europe

11 Elizabeth Cady Stanton American reformer and leader of the Women’s Suffrage movement Organized the women’s rights convention in the U.S Was president of the National Women Suffrage Association from 1869 to 1890 Was also president of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association Also an orator and an awesome journalist

12 Lucy Stone Reformer and leader in the women’s rights movement Regular lecturer for the Anti-Slavery Society In 1870 Lucy founded the Women’s Journal (the official publication of the American Women Suffrage Association and the National American Women Suffrage Association)

13 Sojourner Truth American Abolitionist (a freed slave) Traveled trough out the North preaching emancipation and women’s rights Also a fantastic lecturer even tough she remained illiterate

14 American temperance leader and reformer President of Evanston College for Ladies In 1874 Frances helped organize the Women’s Christian Temperance Union In 1879 Frances became President of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union


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