The Battle For Women 's Equal Rights

1040 Words Mar 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
Since before the Bill of Rights were even completely formed, women were wanting the same rights as men. John Adams wife, Abigail, told him that she wanted womens rights in the amendments (Carr, 2015). The battle for women 's equal rights heightened during 1848-1920 when women, lead mostly by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, wanted the right to vote (Woman’s Rights Movement, n.d.). When women finally got the right to vote, the whole women 's movement went down, but never fully went away. In the 60’s the Equal Pay was passed. Also, in the past couple years, women have started to look at getting equal pay and to be treated equal as men. When John Adams was writing the Bill of Rights, his wife sent him a letter saying “in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.” in which he replied with “As to your extraordinary Code of Laws, I cannot but laugh...We know better than to repeal our masculine systems”. This shows that even in 1776 men did not want to let women to be equal to hurt their “masculine systems”(Carr, 2015). It did not get better from there. On July 19-20, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York was the first women 's rights meeting held in the United States. The main organizer was Elizabeth Cady Stanton who became one of two well know women for this movement (Women 's Rights Movement, n.d.) This was the start of a long hard fight…
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