4I. The Roots of The Movement. Women had few rights before the 1840’sWomen could not vote or hold an office.Women could own no money or property.Men could legally beat their wives.(The rule of thumb)Women had no say in the lives of their children.Women could not divorce their husbands.- Basically, women were equal with slaves.
5I. The Roots of The Movement. Examples of Unequal TreatmentElizabeth Blackwell was rejected from29 medical schools before becomingthe first women doctor. She never foundwork because of her gender.Lucy Stone, graduated college, but wasnot allowed to speak at her graduation.
6I. The Roots of The Movement. In 1840, two women met at an anti-slavery convention in London.Elizabeth Cady StantonLucretia Mott25 years oldWell-EducatedThe Padawan47 years oldAbolitionistThe Jedi Master
7I. The Roots of The Movement. - Tired of being treated like inferiors, the two women decided to hold a convention about women’s rights in the future.
9We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal . . .
10Eight years later, a convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY. II. Seneca FallsEight years later, a convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY.Stanton modeled the “Declaration of Sentiments” after the Declaration on Independence.Listed tyranny of men against women rather than the tyranny of King George against the colonies.“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.”
11The convention does two things . . . II. Seneca FallsThe convention agreed that women should be equal to men, except in one area, the right to vote.Some women felt it was too much to hope for, but they passed it anyways.The convention does two things . . .1) passes the Declaration of Sentiments that listed what women reformers wanted and believed.The convention also helped organize the women’s reform movement.
12II. Seneca FallsStanton retired from speaking, instead writing speeches for Susan B. Anthony, a gifted speaker.Anthony became the voice of the movement, and traveled around the country.
14III. ResultsNew York gave women control of their property.Massachusetts and Indiana passed divorce laws.Not much happened right away, but it started the movement thatIn 1920, gave women the right to vote with the 19th amendment.WAS THE MOVEMENT A SUCCESS?