The Original Riot Grrrls By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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The Original Riot Grrrls The 19th Amendment guarantees a vote for women in the United States of America, but how did this constitutional change happen? Many females prior to this accomplishment faced struggles from external forces that denied their rights and capabilities. Feminism and equal rights were and still are prominent in American society. In order to provide women of the future what is rightfully theirs, women during the 1700s have taken control of their opinions and used their strong-will to make the necessary changes in American society. During the Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton exclaimed in her address, “The right is ours. The question now is: how shall we get possession of what rightfully belongs to us,” (Stanton). The leaders, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott of the Seneca Falls Convention, along with other female leaders, displayed civil disobedience, provided powerful lectures, and organized conventions that gave a new perspective on gender equality. Women’s rights in America have been a major concern ever since the thirteen colonies sought their independence from Great Britain. Abigail Adams embodied an important role in women’s property and equal education rights. Abigail Adams, was married to John Adams, a founding father and major contributor to the completion of the Declaration of Independence (United States). As her husband and other men drafted the Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams proposed to her husband in a

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