Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, And Susan B. Anthony Were All Lead - 546 words
early women's rights movement. Select one of these women and discuss her contribution to the movement and the difficulties she encountered. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York. She was the fourth of six children. Later she would meet and marry Henry B. Stanton, a prominent abolitionist. Together they would have seven children. Although Elizabeth never went to college she was very learned in Greek and mathematics. During her life, Elizabeth was a very important person to the women's rights movement. This paper will present to you the difficulties she encountered and her major contributions. Nothing is easy when you are trying to change the opinion of the ...
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Yesterdays And Todays World - 378 words
Society in Yesterdays and todays world Todays and yesterdays world have a great deal of difference and only a spec of similiarties. Yesterdays world was more of a civilized place not including the act of war and unneccessary battles. Society is the topic of yesterdays and todays world. Years and years of the past since the time of the Middles Ages, Reniassance and to the present. Women expected to live at homes and take care of the young ones. Men went out and did the labor work. Through times, style and language has come to differences. Even in the 1900's, kids were know not to rebel and women to do their job as tradition has it. Men went of to work to provide for his family. Drugs were not ...
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Women Suffrage - 745 words
By definition, women's suffrage is the right for women to vote. Women's suffrage started back as far as the 1600's. I am going to talk about the 1800's. Women's suffrage upset many women in the United States. Women were known to be in the home at all times. They were there to give care for the their husbands and children. Politicians feared women coming in the political race because they thought that women might vote them out of office. In the early 19th century, women were considered second class citizens. Often after marriage they weren't allowed to own property. It was also improper for women to speak in public alone. They were told to refrain from getting an education. Lucretia Mott and ...
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Margaret Cochran Corbin - 424 words
Margaret Cochran Corbin (1751-c.1800) fought alongside her husband in the American Revolutionary War and was the first woman to receive pension from the United States government as a disabled soldier. She was born Nov. 12, 1751 near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., orphaned at the age of five and was raised by relatives. When she was twenty-one she married John Corbin. John joined the Continental Army when the American Revolution started four years later and Margaret accompanied her husband. Wives of the soldiers often cooked for the men, washed their laundry and nursed wounded soldiers. They also watched the men do their drills and, no doubt, learned those drills, too. On November 16,177 ...
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A History Of Womens Suffrage - 1,020 words
Woman suffrage is the right of women to vote. Today, women in nearly all countries have the same voting rights as men. But they did not begin to gain such rights until the early 1900's, and they had to overcome strong opposition to get them. The men and women who supported the drive for woman suffrage were called suffragists. During colonial times, the right to vote was limited to adult males who owned property. Many people thought property owners had the strongest interest in good government and so were best qualified to make decisions. Most women could not vote, though some colonies gave the vote to widows who owned property. By the mid-1700's, many colonial leaders were beginning to think ...
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Womens Suffrage - 1,782 words
The womens suffrage movement began in Seneca Falls, New York during a convention on the rights of women. Seneca Falls was a progressive town but even here, Elizabeth Cady Stantons call for suffrage was controversial. Voting and politics were seen as completely male domains and it was shocking to think of women involved in either. The primary argument of suffragists was that they were being denied one of the most basic rights of Democracy. They were expected to live under laws which they could not vote for and pay taxes to a government which didnt represent them. Men were only half of the population but they were in charge of all of the decisions. Not only was it unfair, it went against the w ...
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Womens Movement - 1,086 words
"To have drunkards, idiots, horse racing rum-selling rowdies, ignorant foreigners, and silly boys fully recognized, while we ourselves are thrust out from all the rights that belong to citizens, is too grossly insulting to be longer quietly submitted to. The right is ours. We must have it" (Rynder 3). This quote from one of Cady Stanton's speeches shows what great injustices women had to suffer. Stanton is saying that even the scum of the earth had more rights than highly cultured women. In many aspects of life, women's rights were dramatically less than those of men. Women were not allowed to vote, yet they had to pay taxes. Women were subjects of their husbands, and expected to do all of t ...
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Reform In The Age Of Jackson - 2,221 words
... ociety. They discussed three things at the convention: first to denounce of anti-slavery reformers and placate the southern temperance societies; second to sponsor legislation against the sale of liquor and lastly to adopt total abstinence from all that can intoxicate. The society got nothing accomplished at this convention however, and there was a loss of members. In Massachusetts the fifteenth gallon law was passed in 1838. It forbade the sale of less than fifteen gallons of liquor that was either to be carried away or delivered all at one time. During the 1840s the Washington Temperance Society largely influenced the movement. In 1841, the society held their first of experience meetin ...
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Equal Human Rights - 808 words
Lauren Moore History 8* 3/6/99 Equal Human Rights In 1863, Abraham Lincoln was faced with a major dilemma dealing with an upcoming election. Arguments and fights were breaking out among the people of Northern and Southern States. Lincoln knew something had to be done to show his view points about on slavery and the reconstruction of the Union. Lincoln believed that slavery should not be interfered with by the government. However, he also knew that only four states of the Union were slave-holding states, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware. Lincoln thought these states were an important part of remaining the Union. Lincoln knew that he could not legally abolish slavery, and the power t ...
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Seperate Spheres - 1,755 words
The separate spheres ideology, adhered to by the northern middle class, both repressed and empowered women in the first half of the nineteenth century. Separate spheres ideology was initially an oppressive measure used to subject women to the domestic sphere of the home. But women empowered themselves by manipulating this position to show their moral superiority. With this superiority, women increased their efforts to spread the ideals of morality to the masses. Within the construct of separate spheres, women tried to instill family values into society as they fought against alcoholism, prostitution, and the abolition of slavery (lecture, 1/19). The movement for abolition provided women with ...
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Woman Suffrage - 859 words
The women's suffrage movement began in 1848 when a group of women met in Seneca Falls New York. These women issued what became known as the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolution s, and 11 pt. document outlining the demand for equal rights. Al of the articles of the Declaration passed except for the right to vote. It was widely believed at that time, that women were both physically and mentally inferior to men, and therefore should not have the right to vote. The Seneca Falls convention was organized by a group of women who had been active in the antislavery movement. When they were rejected as delegates to an abolitionist convention because of their sex, they vowed to turn their attention ...
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Elderly People - 533 words
The day I chose to interview my person, I was very anxious yet very nervous. I was very scared to just interview a total stranger. I never did anything like this before. I didn? want to interview my grandmother or any other elder person close to me, because I felt that I knew too much about them and I wanted to learn more about the lives of other elders. I chose a woman ?athy,?is what I named her, for anonymous reasons, because I had done a little work at the Ruggle? House a couple years back, and I knew she led a very interesting life. I chose to interview Kathy with very detailed questions because she too was very interested in learning about my life. We met one afternoon and talked for ab ...
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Currency - 1,432 words
... y, and the hundred dollar bills are beginning modified too. They are getting a bigger portrait and receiving a watermark. This will make it harder to counterfeit and trade illegally. The newest change to the United States currency has been the two thousand, dollar coin. This coin is a golden color and has Sacagawea on it. Sacagawea was the Shoshoni Indian woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the northwest. This coin is similar to the Susan B. Anthony dollar that was stopped from making because many got it confused with quarters. With all these changes in the currency, the fact still remains that ninety percent of all currency does not exists. In modern society we are ...
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Urrency - 1,431 words
... , and the hundred dollar bills are beginning modified too. They are getting a bigger portrait and receiving a watermark. This will make it harder to counterfeit and trade illegally. The newest change to the United States currency has been the two thousand, dollar coin. This coin is a golden color and has Sacagawea on it. Sacagawea was the Shoshoni Indian woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the northwest. This coin is similar to the Susan B. Anthony dollar that was stopped from making because many got it confused with quarters. With all these changes in the currency, the fact still remains that ninety percent of all currency does not exists. In modern society we are m ...
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Hi - 924 words
Frederick Douglass was extremely important to U.S. history. He was also a key person in the movement to eliminate slavery. If it werent for him, slavery almost certainly wouldve gone on for numerous years afterward. He was a remarkable speaker and he influenced so many people that slavery was wrong and that they should strive to stop it. Frederick Douglass, who was initially known as Frederick Bailey, was born a slave in Tuckahoe, Maryland. He did not know out the precise date of his birth, as a very small amount of slaves did. He knew little about his mother, and even less of his father with the exception of that he was white. When he was young he was mistreated, and had exceedingly gruelin ...
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Influential Women - 1,228 words
There have been many women that have changed and shaped the role of women today. They opened the doors of opportunity for future women and made many contributions to our society. Some of these accomplishments have gone unnoticed. The reason that I chose to discuss the influential women of the past and present was because they are the ones that have given me a future. The purpose of the paper is to show the most influential women in different professions and movements. I want to share some of this information with you and show that women have come a long way and can outdo themselves. I think that it is very important that we learn about the history of women and the great ones. Learning about ...
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Anna Dickinson - 1,715 words
Perhaps more well known then the recipient of her letter, Susan B. Anthony wrote to her fledgling protg orator, Anna Dickinson, that your mission will brighten and beautify every day if you will but keep the eye of your own spirit turned within [where] that precious jewel of truth is to be sought and formed and darling you will find it & speak it, and live it and all men and women will call you blessed. (Faderman, 96) Dickinsons skill and ability carried her throughout the country, speaking about such topics as slavery, womens rights, and the rights of workers. Molded and perfected by the heroes of the day, Dickinson soon gained the tag of being Americas Joan of Arc (Luce, 5). Anna Eliza ...
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Womens Rights, rights that establish the same social, economic, and political status for women as for men. Womens rights guarantee that women will not face discrimination on the basis of their sex. Until the second half of the 20th century, women in most societies were denied some of the legal and political rights accorded to men. Although women in much of the world have gained significant legal rights, many people believe that women still do not have complete political, economic, and social equality with men. Throughout much of the history of Western civilization, deep-seated cultural beliefs allowed women only limited roles in society. Many people believed that womens natural roles were as ...
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The Underground Railroad - 728 words
Dramatic Firsthand Accounts of Daring Escapes to Freedom Knowing very few details concerning the Underground Railroad I felt compelled to read The Underground Railroad. Blinded by the misconceptions of many history books that my teachers reinforced through their lectures, I was determined to find out the "entire truth" of my ancestor's rigorous route to freedom. What I recall from my high school history courses is that for the most part only Quakers& white abolitionist aided the "helpless fugitive slaves" to freedom. The author stated that few Quakers were sincerely involved in the Underground Network and Lucretia Mott, Thomas Garrett, Susan B. Anthony and John Leaf Whittier were four of the ...
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Women In Politics - 865 words
Abigail Adams was the wife of one president and wife of another. She was not just a mother and a wife, she was also very concerned with politics. Abigail often corresponded with her husband through letters, as they were often separated. The most famous of these letters was entitled Remember the Ladies. In this letter, Abigail advocated women's rights to her husband. She urged him to push the removal of legal codes which discriminated against women, lift laws that denied women their property rights, and pushed for womens liberation. Abigail will always be remembered as one of Fanny Wright was the first American woman to speak publicly against slavery, and for the equality of women. In 1852, s ...
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