Women 's Rights By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1015 Words Nov 21st, 2014 5 Pages
Women in the 1920’s were expected to keep out of the public eye. They were not allowed to vote, or serve on juries. Legally, they were supposed to be subordinated. Women did not have the same rights as men pertaining to their political involvement. Because of this unfair inequality towards them, women decided to take a stance. In 1848 the movement for women’s rights was organize on a worldwide status. In July, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott created the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. More than 300 people (women, a couple of men and african americans) attended. Their belief was that women should be provided with better opportunities revolving around education and employment, and that they deserved to have a voice in their government. Elizabeth Cady Stanton composed a “Declaration of Sentiments” document, influenced from The Declaration of Independence, which stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Women believed they should have a right to vote. However, after this assembly, the idea of a woman being able to vote was teased in the press, which lead delegates to take back their support. Elizabeth Stanton died in 1902 and Susan B. Anthony in 1906 ,which slowed down their movement. Between 1910 and 1918, the Alaska Territory, Arizona, Arkansas,…
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