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  • Elizabeth and Lucretia meet at the World Anit-Slavery Convention in 1840.
  • It is unfair that we don't get speak and that we have to sit behind a curtain just because we are women!
  • We need to do something about this!
  • Lucy Stone  graduated from college in 1847 and the facility invited her to write a speech but a man would present it. 
  • I can present your speech or there will be no speech.
  • How unfair that I wouldn't be able to present my own speech. 
  • Elizabeth Blackwell was the countries first female doctor. She was denied 29 times before getting into school, and even after doctors and hospitals refused to work with her. 
  • Women are not allowed to work here. 
  • I should be able to work in a hospital, I have my degree!
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. There they found out that women were not allowed to speak at the convention. They were furious. They also had sit in the balcony behind a curtain. 
  • The Seneca Falls Convention was in 1848 and was the gathering of supporters of women's rights. 
  • Women should be equal!
  • Lucy refused to have a man give her speech. After she graduated she spoke out about women's rights. Women couldn't vote at the time so, she refused to pay property taxes.
  • Fredrick Douglas was one of the people that helped the Seneca Falls convention approve the resolution that wome
  • Everyone should be treated as equal!
  • Elizabeth Blackwell was Stones cousin and wanted to be a doctor. She had studied in the areas of math, science and history. Before she was accepted , she was rejected 29 other times to go to school because she was a woman. When she graduated in 1849 she was top of her class and became the first female doctor in the country. But, no hospital or doctors agreed to work with her.
  • This shows Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton with on another working on a speech. 
  • These are going to make great speeches!
  • The Seneca Falls Convention was in New York in 1848. About 300 people attended and about 40 were men.  There they wrote the Declaration of Sentiments.  This document listed the acts of tyranny of men over women. Women couldn't vote, own property, and didn't allow her the right to practice professions. 
  • After the Declaration of Sentiments, the convention passed injustices that were listed. Elizabeth Cady Stanton demanded that women have the right to vote. Some people thought that this step was too much. But, Fredrick Douglas also agreed. Douglass wanted the right for a black man to vote, so he thought that a black women should also be able to. As all women should, he said. After his powerful statement the convention pursued to vote to get it approved. 
  • The Seneca Falls Convention made a big impact on what would later come with women's rights. Sojourner Truth would later give her "Ain't I a women?" speech that would mesmerize everyone there. Stanton and Susan B. Anthony would later become friends. Stanton wrote the speeches and Anthony would read them. 
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