Dbq Women's Rights In The 1800s

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During the 1800s, the Reform Movements caused an uproar in the community. It’s the time when the leaders felt like they needed to change the way society works, and are desperate to take actions upon the problems they saw. The leaders knew right away that they needed to fix_ this issue immediately. Women’s rights and slavery were the issues that movement leaders were most concerned about. At the time, women and men had different roles in the Middle Class. Women are expected to stay at home and take care of children, while the man of the house would go out to work and earn money. Therefore, women felt like they needed something more. That is why the first women’s rights convention took place in Seneca Falls, New York, on 1848. It was organized by Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott. During the first meeting, which was only for women, …show more content…

She cited “...to submit to laws, in the formation of which she had no voice…He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education, all colleges being closed against her.” (document __)The example clearly shows the readers how unfair women are being a treated compared to men. Women had no voice, either in her house or out at the court. The men stopped her from getting higher education and taken away all the wages she earned. Later on, when women can finally achieved the education they deserve, rights are still being taken away from them. On 1872, Susan Anthony decided to take action upon this by giving persuasive public speeches. In her speech, she said “ We represent fifteen million people-one half the entire population...classes us as “free people”, yet we are governed without

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