The Women 's Rights Movement

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Women’s Rights Movement
Bryant & Stratton College
Mattie Parham
HUMA 316: Topics in Western Civilization
Ms. Lilia Anand
June 04, 2016

The Women’s Rights Movement began July 13, 1848 where some women got together in Seneca Falls, New York. A new declaration of Sentiment was created for equal rights to all men and women. In the beginning, those women talked about different social and education topics as well as economic. In the 1950s’the first National Women 's Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Mass., and had over 1,000 women participated in this convention for women equality. The two women that stood for women rights are Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, a Massachusetts teacher, and another lady met with them in 1850
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(McMillen, 2008)
During this time of year in the late 1880s, the two wings of the women’s rights movement suffered to maintain momentum. The AWSA was better funded and needed to reach a bigger part of the two groups, but it had only a regional area. The NWSA which was originally based in New York City but they had to rely on its statewide network and rely on recruits from around the world on a much larger scale on the basis of the extensive speaking circuit of Stanton and Anthony. (McMillen, 2008)
The change came about during the late 1880s and early 1890s, when the nation began to see a surge of volunteerism among middle class women activists in progressive causes, members of women’s clubs and professional societies, and different social organizations. The courage and mind set of these women hope to expand their sphere of activities further outside the home helped legitimate the suffrage movement and provided new motivation for the NWSA and the AWSA. Towards the 1890 women began to capitalize on their newfound “constituency,” the two groups united to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and being led by the women from the beginning Stanton and then by Anthony which the NAWSA began to draw on the support of women activists in organizations as diverse as the
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