Leading organizer for women’s suffrage and equal rights
Founded organization to promote women’s suffrage
Dedicated life to inspiring other women to demand equal rights
“ Women have enough influence as mothers and wives that they don’t need to be involved in politics. Because of their influence in the family, they are already very powerful- giving them the right to vote is unnecessary.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Planned first women’s rights convention and authorized “Declaration of Women’s Rights.”
Pushed for full political equality for women, including the right to vote.
Wrote women’s bible, which criticized organized religion for subordinating women.
“ In his infinite wisdom, God has created two different, but very acceptable roles for the sexes. Man in his role and woman in her role work together in harmony. When either man or woman steps out of that role, it hurts the family and disrupts the harmony of society.”
Enslaved half her life before earning her freedom
Testified in court and before congress on behalf of African American rights.
Well-traveled public speaker on such topics as women’s rights and abolition.
“Women have delicate bodies and emotions. They should not be placed under unnecessary stress or physical strain. This could overwhelm them and, ultimately, harm their ability to have children.
Established woman’s suffrage organization
Urged states to protect women’s rights
Founded women’s journal, which chronicled women’s progress in politics, employment and law.
“The man is the wage-earner and provider for the family. A woman who works is simply bringing in the extra money to the family, and thus does not need to be paid as much as a man.”
First American woman physician
Overcame discrimination throughout school and her career
Her success as a doctor inspired first woman’s medical school.
“A woman’s most important job is caring for her family and tending to her home. To place anything above her domestic duties-- a career, personal ambition, or other interests- is irresponsible.
Seneca Falls Convention Promotional Piece
Create a promotional piece encouraging people to either attend or not attend the convention
You can write this out as either a flier, poster, or radio ad
Focus on the purpose of this convention and what people are hoping to achieve
Use messages that would appeal to people in the mid-1800s