The Abolitionist Movement

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The American Civil War was one of the most crucial and important war to be remembered in American history. The war was fought between the North (Union states) and the South (Confederacy state) of the United States. Slavery, was one of of the main crucial elements that lead to the Civil War. Although the existence of slavery lead to the Civil War, it also lead to many other significant moments. Two of the most significant and influential moments were the abolitionist movements and the women 's right movement. The abolitionist movement led by William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, raised the consciousness of the citizens of the North. This movement also benefited for the participation of many important women activists such as Lucretia …show more content…
They organized the Seneca Fall Convention, which was to discuss and support the injustices against women 's rights and suffrage. In the meeting, the women 's drafted the Declaration of Sentiments, a document declaring the rights of women which was a deliberate pattern to the Declaration of Independence," we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal" (284). The document went on to the list of grievances and resolutions in demanding the recognition of women as equal members of society. The Conventions later brought a lot of attention to women 's right and eventually led to many supporters. The Declaration of Sentimental also became the blueprint for the women 's right and suffrage movement. Both Mott and Stanton had dedicated their life and work tirelessly together to fight for women 's rights that they became the leading figures of the women 's right …show more content…
Abolitionist such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass also support the women 's movement. Both were spokesmen for women 's right and both believed that women deserved the same leaderships and opportunities as men do. Another reformer was Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony was one of the most influential recruits. She was a relentless women 's right activist and feminist that would stop at nothing until she gets what she wants. When Anthony noticed the issues of inequality between men and women right, that 's when she began to fight. Together with Elizabeth Cody Stanton and other activists, they campaigned by organizing meetings, giving out speeches, petitioning, and traveling to different places to raise awareness for women 's right and the inequality in society. Anthony even took matters into her own hands when she illegally voted in the presidential election. She was criticized, threatened, and beaten from her actions, but that did not stop her. She continued to fight and speak out for women 's rights. Susan B. Anthony devoted her life to not only fight for the women 's right, but she also fought for the equality of all

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