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14 5 women's rights

  1. 1. CHAPTER 14: New Movements in AmericaSection 5: Women’s Rights
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3. 1800’s Women
  4. 4. THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT STARTS  Women fought in the temperance & abolitionist movements • Began to realize that they needed to fight for their own rights too
  5. 5. SENECA FALLS CONVENTION  Seneca Falls Convention – The first public meeting about women’s rights held in the U.S. • 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY
  6. 6. SENECA FALLS CONVENTION • Organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
  7. 7. SENECA FALLS CONVENTION  They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments – Detailed beliefs about social injustice towards women • Used the Dec. of Ind. as their guide
  8. 8. OTHER LEADERS  Lucy Stone  Susan B. Anthony
  9. 9. 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

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