The Seneca Falls Convention was a gathering for the women’s suffrage movement. They talked about their ideas. Also, they made new friends and or alliance members. The convention was also the beginning of the women’s
The first well-known quest for women's rights began in Seneca Falls, New York, on July19, 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized a women's conference in hopes of discussing the role of women in society and establishing a sense of what women would need to do to overcome the barriers they had faced for several centuries. Stanton and another supporter, Lucretia Mott, developed the Seneca Falls Declaration as a document that would highlight the discrimination that women had endured for hundreds of years. They hoped that this wou...
Throughout history women have suffered from inequalities that differentiate from men, including the right to vote among many others. When New Zealand granted women the right to vote it empowered women from other countries to fight for the vote, where Europe and the Unites States then fought for women’s rights changing them forever. Many suffrage groups were formed, throughout the U.S and Europe, to fight for women’s rights. Two major events, Seneca Falls, and a parade led by Alice Paul, created a turning point for women’s rights.
Women have always been fighting for their rights for voting, the right to have an abortion, equal pay as men, being able to joined the armed forces just to name a few. The most notable women’s rights movement was headed in Seneca Falls, New York. The movement came to be known as the Seneca Falls convention and it was lead by women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton during July 19th and 20th in 1848. Stanton created this convention in New York because of a visit from Lucretia Mott from Boston. Mott was a Quaker who was an excellent public speaker, abolitionist and social reformer. She was a proponent of women’s rights. The meeting lasted for only two days and was compiled of six sessions, which included lectures on law, humorous presentations and discussions concerning women’s role in society. The convention was organized by a mostly radical group of Quakers while ironically their leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a non-Quaker skeptic. Stanton and her Quaker followers presented a document entitled the Declaration of Sentiments to the convention, which was accompanied by a list of resolutions that were to be debated by the members of the convention before it was signed. One hundred of the three hundred attendees of the Seneca Falls Convention signed the Declaration of Sentiments. The Seneca Falls Convention was merely a single step in the right direction for the women’s rights movement; it was seen as a revolution in which women were fighting desperately for equality to their male counterparts. The Declaration of Sentiments became a staple document in the women’s suffrage, as it was the first time that men and women came together to demand women’s right to vote. Women’s suffrage gained national attention due to the conventio...
One of the most influential writers Adrienne Rich once said, “She is afraid that her own truths are not good enough.” Adrienne Rich talks about women’s role and issues in her essay called “Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying”. She describes how women during the 1977 lied about everything. They lied about their appearance, their job, their happiness, and even about their relationship. Adrienne Rich is one of the most powerful writers, who identifies herself as lesbian feminists. Her work has been acknowledged and appreciated mainly in her poems. Throughout her decades of work as a writer-activist, Rich uses essays, speeches, and conference papers, magazine, articles book reviews, and personal reflection to articulate with stunning complexity issues of women’s freedom, individual identify and their roles in society. In her essay “Women and Honor: Some Notes of Lying” she articulate that women lie because of patriarchy and should be more truthful; however I partially agree and disagree with her statement. I believe that women today, in 2009 are more independent, self aware, and are careless about their surroundings and who they please.
The peculiarly passive obsession with security as the ultimate happiness, the compulsive conformity of life styles (engenderedat least in part by the virulent anti-communism of McCarthyismin odd combination with the Eisenhower era's pacifying blandness),and the pervasive apathy of most of the '50s was replaced in the1960s with an extraordinary and even reckless social energy and political activism.
1. The chosen book titled “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women 's Right Movement” is written by Sally McMillen in 2008. It is a primary source, as long as its author for the first time opens the secrets of the revolutionary movement, which started in 1848 from the convention held by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton. It is not a secondary source, as long as information from the book appears for the first time. Stanton did not reveal much in her memoirs, so the author had to work hard to bring this information on the surface. The convention changed the course of history by starting protecting women’s rights and enhancing overall gender equality. The book is a reflection of women’s activity in the name of their freedom and rights equality during fifty years. The book is significant both to the present and to the past time, as long as there are many issues in the society related to the women’s rights, and to the time studied in the class.
After the American revolution, although the Americans were unfamiliar with the power of government, the Virginia General Assembly passed Jefferson’s statute for religious freedom and the Americans and the British came to peace with the Treaty of Paris that didn’t include the Natives.
Imagine you are walking down the street, minding your own business and a stranger approaches you, they stop you, talk to you and may even begin to touch you. What would you do? If you were a man you might respond in an act of violence, if you were a child you may be able to scream and run away but for most women this is something we must fear and sometimes endure every single day. Now imagine what you might be feeling, maybe you are scared, vulnerable or helpless, some may find this hard to imagine but because of the lack of support of women’s right those are feelings that women feel all the time. In Canada alone “half of Canadian women have experienced some form of sexual or physical assault since the age of 16” (The Facts about Violence against Women). Although this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to violations of women’s rights, on any given day most women can most endure instances of inequality and discrimination whether it be within the public or private sphere. While women’s rights are wide-spread, pressing issue, there is a lot challenges about how to handle women’s rights. Especially when it comes to how to define, punish, and prevent women’s rights violations within the public and private sphere. Some these challenges occur when dealing with different cultural and feminist perspectives, the variances between international law and state law, and a lack of support and education for women.
The history of the movement of protecting the rights of the American women can be traced back to the meeting which took place at the Seneca Falls in New York on July 19 and 20 in the year 1848 . More than 300 people attended this meeting. This meeting was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton , an American Social activist, abolitionist and a leading figure of the early women's right movement , and Lucretia Coffin Mott, an American Social activist, abolitionist , a women's rights activist and a social reformer . Thr result of this meeting was the drafting of a document 'Declaration of Sentiments '. This document was a statement of grievances and demands which petitioned for equal rights for women in education, voting, legal process and other privileges
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the Seneca Falls Convention. They would write letters to women all over America saying if you want change, come to the convention and be apart of it. At the convention The Declaration of Sentiments was written. Many parts of the document relate to the Declaration of Independence. Just like the states wanted to be
In 1848, the first convention on the rights of women in the United States was held in Seneca Falls, New York. Organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The result was the publication of the "Declaration of Seneca Falls" (or "Declaration of feelings", as they called it), a document based on the Declaration of Independence of the United States in which they denounced the restrictions, especially policies, to which women were subject: not being able to vote, or stand for election, or hold public office, or join political organizations or attend political meetings.
Women had it difficult in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. There was a difference in the treatment of men and women then. Married women had few rights in the eyes of the law. Women were not even allowed to vote until August 1920. They were not allowed to enter professions such as medicine or law. There were no chances of women getting an education then because no college or university would accept a female with only a few exceptions. Women were not allowed to participate in the affairs of the church. They thought they were totally dependent on men.