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Title: Women's Rights Movements in the 1800s


1
Women's Rights Movements in the 1800s
  • Stefanaine Zaragoza
  • Walter Stiern Middle School
  • 2009-2010
  • Ms. Marshall
  • HSS 8.12

2
  • Womens Rights Movements in the 1800s
  • -- women first began to speak up for their
    rights in late 1700s to the late 1800s
  • -- influential thinkers of the time often
    thought and/or questioned the already established
    political and religious authority

3
Womens Rights movements 1800s (continued)
  • influential thinkers also stressed the
    importance of equality, liberty, and reason for
    women
  • the new intelligent atmosphere helped justify
    womens rights to FULL citizenship

4
The First Womens Convention at Seneca Falls
  • --- New York, in 1848, passed a law allowing
    women to keep control of their own real estate
    and personal belongings after marriage (the year
    that Seneca Falls Started)
  • --- Both men and women at the convention adopted
    a Declaration of Sentiments that called for women
    to have equal rights in voting, property,
    education, etc.

5
The Womens Christian Temperance Union
  • gt Official name is National Womens Christian
    Temperance Union
  • gt Was a non-profit organization that prevented
    and/or lessoned social problems
  • (WCTU)
  • gt Founded in 1874 WCTU has braches in all the
    United States including

6
  • Womens Rights Leaders Susan B. Anthony
  • Fought for equal pay for women teachers, for
    coeducation, and for college training for girls
  • Organized the first Womens Temperance
    Association
  • Helped pass the first laws that women could have
    a guarantee the rights over their children and
    their property wages
  • Was President of the National Womens Suffrage
    Association from 1892 to the 1900s
  • Was also arrested, tried, and sentenced to a fine
    that she refused to pay

7
Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Was an American Suffragist
  • Was a Peace Advocate
  • Catt was an organizer for the National Womens
    Suffrage Association from 1890 to the 1900s
  • Became President of the National Womens
    Suffrage Association in the 1900s
  • Also was president of the International Womens
    Suffrage Alliance from 1904 to 1923

8
Paulina Wright Davis
  • American lecturer and suffragist
  • Helped open the medical profession to women
  • Founded Una, the first womens rights paper in
    the U.S

9
Julia Ward Howe
  • American author and social reformer
  • Lectured on behalf of women suffrage and black
    emancipation
  • Also helped find a world peace organization

10
Belva Ann Lockwood
  • Lawyer and womens rights activist
  • Lockwood became the first women admitted to
    practice before the Supreme Court
  • Ran twice for the U.S President as the National
    Equal Rights Parties candidate in 1884 and in
    1888
  • Was a delegate to a variety of peace congresses
    in Europe

11
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • American reformer and leader of the Womens
    Suffrage movement
  • Organized the womens rights convention in the
    U.S
  • Was president of the National Women Suffrage
    Association from 1869 to 1890
  • Was also president of the National American
    Womens Suffrage Association
  • Also an orator and an awesome journalist

12
Lucy Stone
  • Reformer and leader in the womens rights
    movement
  • Regular lecturer for the Anti-Slavery Society
  • In 1870 Lucy founded the Womens Journal (the
    official publication of the American Women
    Suffrage Association and the National American
    Women Suffrage Association)

13
Sojourner Truth
  • American Abolitionist (a freed slave)
  • Traveled trough out the North preaching
    emancipation and womens rights
  • Also a fantastic lecturer even tough she remained
    illiterate

14
Frances Elizabeth Willard
  • American temperance leader and reformer
  • President of Evanston College for Ladies
  • In 1874 Frances helped organize the Womens
    Christian Temperance Union
  • In 1879 Frances became President of the Womens
    Christian Temperance Union
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