Womens Rights

Womens Rights

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Womens Right 6th

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  • From the time of the Revolutionary War through 1920, women were fighting to reach the same political, economic, and social status.
  • Also since women weren't permitted to own property and owning property was a prerequisite to voting at the time, Women were shut out of the POlitical Scene.
  • In the 19th century women's legal right's and obligations were taken over by the Husband upon marriage under the legal doctrine " Coverture"
  • Woman at this time were only seen as important because the were raising children, especially male children who would go on to become very important leaders.
  • This gave women access to an education so they could educate the young men to be able to go on and lead the nation.
  • In the Seneca Falls Convention, women's suffrage was brought to light by the Declaration of Sentiments which was given by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 
  • This document was based very closely off of the Declaration of Independence and was a very radical document at the time.
  • The women's right movement in the 19th century, was mostly in the middle class and higher class with mostly all the delegates at the convention of Seneca Falls being from the middle class, many of these women saw the need for working class to be able to gain economic freedom.
  • On August 18 , 1920 with the passing of the !9th Amendment women were given the right to vote, All women were allowed to own and sell property with acts passing from 1882 - 1858 With the vote many women would go on to change politics in the U.S. starting with putting restrictions on drinking and such laws.
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