Elizabeth Cady Stanton And Women's Rights

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This historical and extraordinary document was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the convention for the women`s rights at Seneca Falls in New York on July 19 and 20, 1848. This declaration is a political and written text, given its discursive nature It was the beginning of the feminist movement in United States. In fact, it is believed this Declaration of Sentiments to be the first wave of american feminism, the first step to get rights for women and freedom as well. Based on the Declaration of Independence of the United States (1776), Elizabeth Cady Stanton is showing the injustices and the needs of the american women to her country. The 19th century was a period of rapid social change and experimentation for americans. New alternatives…show more content…
From that moment, the started to work together for the women’s rights. They formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (1869) which would work to gain the right to vote for women through an amendment in the constitution. They condemned the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, since these were unfair and ignored women’s suffrage.It was clear, at least on constitutional paper, that the abolition of slavery seemed to have succeed through the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Amendment. The suffrage extended to African American men. On one hand, this was a huge victory. On the other, women’s suffrage was still far from being a…show more content…
where twelve resolutions were adopted in terms of equality and women’s suffrage. It can be found all along this Declaration of Sentiments the same format of the 1776’s Declaration of Independence text. The former changing parts of the latter to make a document where equality is not only a matter of all men but a matter of complete equality between men and women. It is numbered the injustices committed to women in the part of the facts. Lines as: “He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise” or “He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education, all colleges being closed against her” state in the first phrase their struggle for the right to vote and in the second the absence of the right to get a proper education for women. “He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead. He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns”:a married women had no control over her property or her children, she could not initiate divorce or sign a contract without her husband’s permission. Summoning up she was just like a overprotected
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