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Abolition and Women’s Rights
and Suffrage
Suffrage - the right to vote in political
elections
Abolitionists Protest Slavery
• By 1804 most Northern
States had abolished
Slavery.
• By 1807 Congress Banned
the importat...
Abolitionist cont…
1829 – Pamphlets urging slave revolts appear in the
South. Author poisoned
1831 – White abolitionist Wi...
Famous abolitionists
• Frederick Douglass- former Slave and
journalist who spoke publicly against slavery
• Sojourner Trut...
Fight for Women’s rights
• Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
were leading abolitionists who suffered
gender discrim...
Seneca Falls Convention 1848
• Seneca Falls, NJ- World’s first convention on
the rights of women.
• Attended by more than ...
Susan B. Anthony
• Susan B. Anthony built “Women’s rights” into a
national movement.
“There will never be complete equalit...
Abolition and women’s rights and suffrage
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Abolition and women’s rights and suffrage

  1. 1. Abolition and Women’s Rights and Suffrage Suffrage - the right to vote in political elections
  2. 2. Abolitionists Protest Slavery • By 1804 most Northern States had abolished Slavery. • By 1807 Congress Banned the importation of Slaves • Abolitionists (people who worked to end slavery) called for a law ending slavery in the South where the economy depended on slave labor
  3. 3. Abolitionist cont… 1829 – Pamphlets urging slave revolts appear in the South. Author poisoned 1831 – White abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison publishes abolitionist newspaper “Liberator”-Hated 1835 – Mob of slavery supporters in Boston try to hang Garrison, saved by the mayor 1841 Pres. John Q. Adams successfully defends a group of enslaved Africans who rebelled on slave ship Amistad
  4. 4. Famous abolitionists • Frederick Douglass- former Slave and journalist who spoke publicly against slavery • Sojourner Truth- former slave and feminist who spoke to thousands about slavery • Harriett Tubman- “Conductor” on the Underground Railroad (a series of escape routes and safe houses provided by abolitionists). She made 19 different trips including one to rescue her family.
  5. 5. Fight for Women’s rights • Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were leading abolitionists who suffered gender discrimination when they attended the World Anti-Slavery Conference in 1840. As a result they planned a convention to discuss equality for women
  6. 6. Seneca Falls Convention 1848 • Seneca Falls, NJ- World’s first convention on the rights of women. • Attended by more than 300, including Frederick Douglass • Passed many “resolutions” (statements of opinion) asserting rights for women • Suffrage (voting rights) only passed b/c Stanton and Douglass fought for it. (many thought people would laugh)
  7. 7. Susan B. Anthony • Susan B. Anthony built “Women’s rights” into a national movement. “There will never be complete equality until women themselves help make laws and elect lawmakers”- S.B.Anthony • In 1839 Mississippi passed a law that allowed women to keep their property and wages (before this their husbands got it all) • By 1865 29 states have similar laws. She grew up Quaker and was also a temperance (no alcohol) advocate.

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