Women's Right to Vote
The women's suffrage movement began in 1848 when a group of women met in
Seneca Falls New York. These women issued what became known as the Declaration of
Sentiments and Resolution s, and 11 pt. document outlining the demand for equal rights.
Al of the articles of the Declaration passed except for the right to vote. It was widely
believed at that time, that women were both physically and mentally inferior to men, and
therefore should not have the right to vote. The Seneca Falls convention was organized
by a group of women who had been active in the antislavery movement. When they were
rejected as delegates to an abolitionist convention because of their sex, they vowed to turn
their attention to women's rights. This convention attracted lots of attention from the
press, mostly negative. One of the organizers, Elizabeth cady Stanton, welcomed even the
negative attention. She said "It might start women thinking; and men to; when men and
women think about a new question they the first step is taken.
Because of their involvement in the abolitionist movement, women had learned to
organize, to hold public meetings, and conduct petition campaigns. As abolitionists,
women first won the right to speak in public, and they began to evolve a philosophy of
their own place in society. When the 15th amendment, which gave black men the power
to vote, was passed women became furious. Julia Ward Howe said "For the first time, we
saw... every Negro man govern every white woman. This seemed to me intollerable
After the fifteenth amendment was passed, the women's suffrage movement
turned its attention towards gaining the right to vote state by state. Susan B. Anthony, a
leader in the movement, met a wealthy businessman named George Francis Train while
campaigning in Kansas.
Women's Studies essays:
Elizabehth Cady Stanton - discuss her contribution to the women's movement and the difficulties she encountered.
... household to manage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton somehow found time to help found the women's rights movement. Her contributions were considerable. After attending an abolitionist convention in London she decided to concentrate her work on the rights of women. Her ...
... those of Elizabeth Cady Stanton women soon came to be admitted to educational and other conventions, with the right to speak, vote, and act upon committees. Miss Anthony's active participation in the movement for woman suffrage started ...
... came to fruition when they were both in Seneca Falls, New York for missionary work. They called for the first women's rights convention right there in Seneca Falls initiating the women's rights movement in America and Elizabeth's ...
... liberation movement. On those two hot, summer days in Seneca Falls, New York, over three hundred people gathered for the first ever convention supporting the concept of Women's Rights. The purpose for this meeting was to figure ...
... name of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, motivated by Boston abolitionist, organized a the first women’s rights convention in Seneca, New York. This convention was the spark that ignited the suffrage movement. However ...
... suffragist movement had victory in 1919 when the Nineteenth Amendment was approved. The amendment stated the right to vote shall not be denied on account of sex ...
... Rights Movement. At the convention they held in Seneca Falls, New York, 68 women and 32 men signed a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. It described 18 areas of life where women's rights were denied and demanded an end to ...
"Behind every Great Man there is a Great Woman" Written in Research writing class. Three pages with works cited. Developement of Woman from pre-1920 till Now
... role of women in society. Women's suffrage ended the idea that a woman's place is only in the kitchen. Women's rights have been changed for the better in the last century, since women gained the right to vote ...