"Men and Women are CREATED EQUAL..."
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  • Antebellum period encouraged a great deal of reform movements.
  • Women played large roles in Abolitionist and temperance movements.
  • In the 1830s-40s women suffered the traditional restrictions of their sex by society, and a new set from the doctrine of "seperate spheres" and the transformation of the family.
  • Women, such as Mary Cady Stanton and Sarah and Angela Grike, became active members of the Feminist movement which strove for equality between men and women.


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Seneca Falls

  • 1840- Stanton and Lucretia Mott met at the world World Anti-Slavery convention in London and addressed the conference about the condition of women's rights.
  • July 1848- Stanton, Mott, Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt came together at a social visit, all of which were external image feminism-2b.jpgQuakers except Stanton, and were knowledgable of anti-slavery and temperance movements.
  • Stanton took up the task of writing the Declaration of Sentiments and 11 other resolutions arguing the right of equality in all spheres for women (the 9th was to secure the right for women to vote).
  • July 19-20, 1848- the Convention at Seneca Falls resulted in the passing of all resolutions except the right for women to vote with the help of Frederick Douglass.
1851- Stanton met Susan B. Anthony and they would work together to try and secure the right for women to vote.
(they did not succeed until 1920, 72 years after their efforts started)



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Women Who Broke Social Barriers

Mary Cady Stanton (pictured right)
Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Gained acceptance and fame as a physician
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    Elizabeth Blackwell
Antoinette Brown Blackwell
  • First ordained woman minister in the United States
    Antoinette Brown Blackwell
    Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Lucy Stone
  • Took the step of retaining her maiden name after marriage
  • Became a successful and influential lecturer on women's rights
    Lucy Stone
    Lucy Stone
Emma Willard
Catharine Beecher
Catharine Beecher
Catharine Beecher


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