Women's Rights

As the antislavery and abolition movements began, the fighting for women's rights emerged because women began to question their rights own rights after they fought for slaves freedom.

In July 1848 in Seneca Falls New York the first women's rights convention was held. It was advertised as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious conditions and rights of women." It was the precursor of many other women's rights conventions to follow. In 1850, the first national women rights convention met in Massachuessets. One women who was particularly involved was Lucretia Mott. Mott was famous for her oratorical ability, which was rare for women of that time period. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well as Susan B. Anthony, fought for women sufferage. Women didn't get what they wanted right away, but the women's right movement was born.

We hold these truths to be self eivdent; that all men and women are created equal.             -Declaration of Rights and Sentiments(Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

Primary source-- The signature of those at the the Seneca Falls Convention. It accomplished nothing, but began the women's rights movement.

Pictures-- These women(above) were the influential leaders in the women's right movement from 1830-1850's.

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