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Women's Rights Movement

  1. 1. Women’s Rights:Then and NowAnneMarie Frascone
  2. 2. How Were Women’s Rights Before the 20th Century?
  3. 3. Back in the day…There was no equality in the rights given to men and women.
  4. 4. Women started realizing that they needed to fight for their rights in order to change the situation.
  5. 5. What is Suffrage? • The right or privilege of voting; franchise. • The exercise of such a right.
  6. 6. The worlds first womens rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, NY, July 19-20.1848
  7. 7. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.1869
  8. 8. The 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution was passed, which helped brought equality to men and women.1920
  9. 9. Who Fought for Women’s Rights from 1848-1920?
  10. 10. Susan B. Anthony Biography Video• She was a prominent civil rights leader during the womens suffrage movement of the 1800s.• She co-founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).
  11. 11. Elizabeth Cady Stanton • Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early womans movement. • Stanton was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association for 20 years and worked closely with Susan B. Anthony.
  12. 12. Lucretia Mott• Mott joined Stanton at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York in 1848.• She published her influential Discourse on Woman in 1850.
  13. 13. Do Women have Full Equality Today?
  14. 14. The Struggle Still Continues…Women still face the issue of glass ceiling.
  15. 15. The Glass Ceiling The glass ceiling is a form of discrimination which preventseducated, professional, well qualified, hardworking women from being promoted to higher levels in an organization.
  16. 16. Womens Rights Across the World
  17. 17. “I do not wish them [women] tohave power over men; but overthemselves.” ―Mary Wollstonecraft

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