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    14 5 women's rights 14 5 women's rights Presentation Transcript

    • CHAPTER 14:New Movements in America Section 5: Women’s Rights
    • WOMEN IN THE 1800’S Few educational opportunities Limited job opportunities Not paid equally Few property rights (marriage) Could not serve on juries Could not vote (suffrage)
    • 1800’s Women
    • THE WOMEN’SRIGHTS MOVEMENT STARTS Women fought in the temperance& abolitionist movements • Began to realize that they needed to fight for their own rights too
    • SENECA FALLS CONVENTION Seneca Falls Convention – The firstpublic meeting about women’s rightsheld in the U.S. • 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY
    • SENECA FALLS CONVENTION• Organized by Elizabeth CadyStanton and Lucretia Mott
    • SENECA FALLS CONVENTION They wrote theDeclaration ofSentiments – Detailedbeliefs about socialinjustice towards women • Used the Dec. of Ind. as their guide
    • OTHER LEADERS Lucy Stone Susan B. Anthony
    • OPPOSING WOMEN’S RIGHTS Many opposed women’s rights They felt that women: • Should stay in the home • Would neglect their children • Needed men to protect them