Evolution of Women's Rights

Evolution of Women's Rights

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  • Education and Suffrage
  • "Declaration of Sentiments"
  • Human Rights
  • Schooling usually was usually meant for boys until the early 1800's. In 1814 Emma Willard founded the first girl's boarding school. In 1814 the Seneca Falls Convention was held and the topics of equal rights between men and women and we were all created equal.
  • The fist gathering devoted to women's rights in the United states was held July 19-20, 1848 in Seneca Falls New York. The Principal organizers were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. And about 100 people attended and two- thirds were women.
  • At the time, married women had no property rights and they were legally dead in the eyes of the law. Husbands had legal power over their wives to the extent that they could beat them with no trouble. Women had to pay property taxes although they had no representation for the property.
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