Essay on The Women 's Rights Movement

865 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
The Women’s Rights Movement was a movement that took place between 1848 and 1920. There were many women involved. They fought day by day to award women the right to vote, be involved in Congress, alter amendments to include women, have more influence in the media and society, and to have more opportunities for a quality education. There were about eight key women to this movement but there were many more that did so much for the women’s civilization. The women created three organizations to fight for their freedom: NWSA, AWSA, and WCTU. With these three groups, the women had twelve states grant them full and/or partial rights by 1917 and were becoming a part of Congress by 1935.
On July 19th and 20th, 1848, the first Women’s Rights Convention was held. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were the key organizers for this organization. The two women held their event in Seneca Falls, New York. Approximately 100 people, men and women, although primarily women, attended this organization. Stanton quoted “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” Incredibly similar to the Declaration of Independence, she called it the Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions. This was the first phase of the Women’s Rights Movement.
After the first conventions was held, the Women’s Rights Movement began to see frenzies of achievements. When the women realized this, they began to bring up more points in their following gatherings such as…

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