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A Woman's Role
The Married Life
The Seneca Falls Convention
Women had to stay at home and care for their children while the father was out working. They had to watch the children and keep the house kept. This was considered to be a woman's role in the household. They couldn't run around with their children or play with them.
Married women usually were not allowed to make contracts, take part in other legal transactions, make wills, or have any control over any money they earned. The husband has to support the wife and they are responsible for their debts. Husbands could beat on their wives.
The Seneca Falls Convention was the first public meeting about women's rights held in the United States. The Declaration of Sentiments was written that described their beliefs toward social injustice toward women. About one hundred people signed the Declaration of Sentiments and around two hundred and forty people attended the convention. The right to vote officially began with Seneca Falls Convention.
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