Women 's Rights By Susan B. Anthony Essay

1422 WordsDec 4, 20166 Pages
Women’s rights have been a continuing political polemic since the beginning of time, having to fight for things such as the right to vote. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, recognizing us as The United States of America and giving us our first official election in 1789. At the time only rich white males over the age of 21 who owned property could vote, totaling up to only 6% of the U.S. population. This began the long journey for women fighting for their right to vote. Susan B. Anthony: A Biography of a Singular Feminist claims that Abigail Adams warned her husband John Adams that “if particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a Rebellion,” she was right. In 1848 was when the fight for women’s rights was really put into action, when a group of women gathered together in New York to discuss gaining the rights that they wanted. Elizabeth Cady and Lucretia Mott were among the first to put their needs for rights into actions as the leaders of the meeting they felt as if they deserved the same rights as men especially the right to vote. During this meeting the group of women created the Declaration of Sentiments, signed by 68 women and 32 men, this document was inspired by the Declaration of Independence. This document expressed their want for equal rights for all stating that “all men AND women are created equal.” Once this document had been released to the public, is when talk of women suffrage really blew up
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