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WOMENS MOVEMENT OF EARLY 1800’s By: Lee Nay and Jesse spears U.S. history Ms. Ansel
Introduction The struggles for women’s rights began in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s as women in the U.S. and England began to speak up for equal rights. Women’s rights movement began due to several factors. Women began to question political and religious authority and stressed the importance of reason, equality, and liberty. The new intellectual atmosphere helped justify women’s rights to full citizenship.
LUCRETIA MOTT (1793-1880) She was deeply committed to the reform Known for her active public speaking, she traveled the country promoting abolition. She turned her attention to women’s rights in the 1840s Started the Seneca Falls Convention with the help of Elisabeth Stanton
Elisabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) Was a lively and often fiery crusader for women’s rights Worked with Lucretia Mott to organize the Seneca Falls convention She pushed for women to fight for the right to vote, hoping to shape the direction of the movement for years to come
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) Took a key role in developing transcendentalist thought She believed that women’s power of intellect were equal to those of men Her book WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, provided an intellectual basis for the budding women’s rights movement
SUSAN B. ANTHONY Founded the National Woman's Suffrage Association in 1869 with life-long friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Together they worked for women's suffrage for over 50 years. First person arrested, put on trial and fined for voting on November 5, 1872
Seneca Falls Convention In July 1848 more than 300 men and women assembled in Seneca Falls, New York, for the nations first women’s rights convention. Elisabeth Cady Stanton documented the historic 1848 meeting by compiling a scrapbook of contemporary newspaper clippings.
Summary All the women pictured in this slide show did there part in trying to accomplish equal rights for women to feel equal to men. All the women in this slide show had a equal part in founding the Seneca Falls Convention.
Work Cited U.S. History text book The American treasures of the library of congress website American history official website