Lucretia Mott was born in January of 1793 and died in November of 1880. During her 87 years on the Earth, she did everything that she could in order to demand change and social reform in societal programs in which she did not believe. She was born a Quaker, also known as the Society of Friends, a religious group which believed in relative equality and in nonviolence. In the period in which she was born and raised, women were supposed to be seen and not heard. They were to be subservient to men in all things, including the home and the work force, if indeed the woman were allowed to work at all. Yet Mott, nee Coffin, refused to let society marginalize her and demanded equality. Certain rights, she believed, were inalienable and should not be denied because of either gender or racial differences. She worked for abolition, for women's rights, and many other branches of social reform.
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt not only stood her ground in front of the men representing this country, but the people of the country. Catt may not have the highest status among the men she addressed, but she did have a mature position in the fight for women’s rights. The women of this country, along with Catt, were in an uproar and wanted to have a say in the person that would soon be the one responsible for their national security. In her address to Congress, Catt employs the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos to create a convincing case for the civil rights for the women across America.
Lucretia Mott was a Quaker she enjoyed being a Quaker because it gave men and women equal roles throughout the religion. She also because of her beliefs that everyone should be equal she spent years working with antislavery. Because she was already working with antislavery she had more public speaking experience than most of the women in her day. After she stopped working with slavery she started to work with women's rights. Soon after she became a women's rights activist.
Women’s Rights was and still is a major issue throughout the entire world, but more specifically, in the United States of America. Women have been treated unjustly for awhile. From being beaten by their husbands, to not being able to own property if they were married, women have been through it all. Many of these situations started to change because of a group of women that decided to stand up for what they believe in. A few activists that helped improve the rights of women are Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott.
In time, she became the group's association's state organizer during the years of 1980 to 1892. Mrs. Catt soon started working in the national organization of National American Woman Suffrage Association writing article, gaining political experience, and giving speeches at conferences in places such as Washington D.C.
She created the famous declaration of sentiments where she talked about all the things men had been doing to make women unequal. She proposed that the right to vote should be given to women in this declaration as well. She kept writing and doing speeches for Women’s rights. Then she met Susan b Anthony in the early 1850s. During the civil war Stanton decided to try to stop slavery, but was unsuccessful. She focused her work on women’s rights. In 1860, she precipitated in a debate about women’s rights and urged women to stop, and leave unhappy marriages. In 1868, she and Susan b Anthony wrote a paper called Revolution. They then formed the National Women’s Suffrage Association. Elizabeth was the first president for this organization. The suffrage group combined with another to make the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. She then became president of this group for 2
In the nineteenth century, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very important person of the women's rights movement. Stanton did several things over the years that were important to the movement. She "drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions" that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." ("The Women’s
(Hannam 296) During the Anti-Slavery Movement, she had valuable experience in public speaking and running poilitical organizations through her work in the abolishionist movement. (298 ) in the process women were generally discouraged from taking active part in public life and expected to join women only groups in support of male organizations (ibid) While Elizabeth Cady Stanton is best known for her long contribution to the woman suffrage struggle, without her struggles these issues wouldnt have been effective in winning property rights for married women, equal guardianship of children, and liberalized divorce laws. These reforms made it possible for women to leave marriages that were abusive of the wife, the children, and the economic health of the family.
Lucretia Mott was another woman who contributed in the women’s right movement. She was born on January 3, 1793, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She was a women’s rights activist, abolitionist, and a religious reformer. Lucretia Mott worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton to create the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, to convince people to join for the cause. Even after the things she fought for became reality, she would strive to make the society better than how it
Through this partnership, Stanton achieved many great things throughout her life, her utmost being that she held the first Woman’s Rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. During this time she wrote “The Declaration of Sentiments,” calling for changes in law and society in areas such as education and politics. Her relentless campaigning, pressuring Congress to
First and foremost, the fight for women’s rights is something that has occurred throughout time not only in the United States, but in every part of the world. When it comes to the United States, one cannot deny that it was an important historical event. “The struggle for women’s suffrage in the United States had occupied better part of a century” (Source 1). Truly a struggle, for it was not acknowledged by men in the past, primarily white man who had full rights in the nation. Susan B. Anthony was an important leading figure of the Suffrage Movement and contributed to the Suffrage Movement.
Women have always been fighting for their rights for voting, the right to have an abortion, equal pay as men, being able to joined the armed forces just to name a few. The most notable women’s rights movement was headed in Seneca Falls, New York. The movement came to be known as the Seneca Falls convention and it was lead by women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton during July 19th and 20th in 1848. Stanton created this convention in New York because of a visit from Lucretia Mott from Boston. Mott was a Quaker who was an excellent public speaker, abolitionist and social reformer. She was a proponent of women’s rights. The meeting lasted for only two days and was compiled of six sessions, which included lectures on law, humorous
In the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, women were not given the rights they have today and were being mistreated, but because of a few brave women who gave up their lives to fight for what they knew was right, this all changed. Many of these women were educated and brave, but were still denied their rights. Women have suffered through this long battle to get what they knew they deserved and took time out of their lives to fight for what they believed in, which was to have a voice. Women wanted to get the same respect that men were given. The women’s suffrage movement was not only in the United States, but it was all over the world. It took the women’s suffrage movement many years to work and come through, but women were finally able to vote and have the same rights as men. Through their work in the suffrage movement, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony and many more changed the role of women in society.
(Goldfield, 338) Since the cult of domesticity was making women inferior to men, women decided to do as the slaves did and fight for their own freedom. The women’s rights movement began in the mid-1800s. Female and male abolitionist found it necessary that women should be able to have the same rights as men. Just because biologically they are different, it does not mean they do not deserve the same rights. Women were denied the right to vote, property and a right to an education or job. (Goldfield, 338) At first the women’s movement was slow. Many women were afraid to speak out in fear of being shunned by their community. This was a brand new scary task that Women for the first time were going to deal with. A women speaking out against the norms of society was seen as a terrible thing to do. When you have many women speaking out for the same thing a change must be done. When the first national convention for women’s rights was called in Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were able to successfully use the Declaration of Independence as a model for their own Declaration of Sentiments. (Goldfield, 339) In their Declaration they branded that “male patriarchy as the source of women’s oppression” (Goldfield, 339) Stanton and Mott called for full women’s rights and to become independent citizens. Although the fight for women’s rights was always an important issue, most abolitionists deemed it less important
In attempt to be able to change laws and allowing the married women to own their own property, Stanton gave some public speeches and had spoken to members of the New York Legislature. The Women’s rights convention was on july 19th-20th and was located in Seneca Falls, New York (Adams, Page 17). At Least 40 of the 300 people that had attended this, were none other than men (Adams, Page 17). One of those men was Frederick Douglas, Douglas was a former slave and an abolitionist. He was with the argument to give women the rights that they needed. He had stated that “without women, they would have no way of protecting their rights or to make changes in the laws (Adams, Page 17).” Sixty-eight women and thirty-two men had signed the declaration at the end of the convention (Adams, Page 17). Susan B. Anthony kept the women’s movement moving the right direction. Anthony also went around the country giving speeches that were written by Stanton. She was a very dedicated person when it came to problems like this.