Romans right

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  • 1840
  • This is not fair!
  • Lets do something about it!
  • 1847
  • This is not right!
  • Your not allowed to speak here.
  • 1849
  • I need to study hard if I want to become a doctor.
  • Two women met in 1840 at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. It was Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. At the convention Women were not allowed to speak, they men who ran the convention made women sit in a balcony behind a curtain.
  • 1848
  • We deserve better!
  • When Lucy Stone graduated from Oberlin College in 1847, the faculty invited her to give a speech. A man would have to give the speech because women were not allowed to speak in public places. Stone refused and later would speak out about women's rights.
  • Seneca Falls Convention
  • Ain't I a woman!
  • We deserve the right to vote!
  • Elizabeth Blackwell wanted to become a doctor. She had studied mathematics, science, and history. She was rejected by 29 medical schools before one accepted. In 1839 she graduated top of her class becoming the first female doctor but still no hospitals would agree to work with her.
  • The Aftermath
  • YAY!
  • On July 19, 1848 , nearly 300 people, including 40 men, arrived for the Seneca Falls Convention. Many were abolitionist, Quakers, or other reformers. Some were local housewives, farmers, and factory works.
  • The convention passed resolutions in favor of correction the injustices listed in the Declaration of Sentiments. Then Stanton proposed that would demanded the right to vote. Also Sojourner Truth gave her recognizable "Ain't I a woman" speech.
  • Woman can now have control over the property and wages.
  • Slowly reformers for women's rights made progress. New York gave women control over their property and wages. Massachusetts and Indiana passed more liberal divorce laws. Getting the right to vote would later take decades to happen.
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