The Women 's Rights Movement Essay

1012 Words Apr 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
The 1800s was not a time period of equality. White males held more rights than any other race and gender. To protest against unjust treatment, abolitionists, African Americans, women, and those who wanted to see change in society and better treatment of all people, organized reform movements to bring awareness to certain issues. During the Second Great Awakening in the 19th century, the reform movements brought on major change for marginalized groups of people. The purpose of of this was to make life better for the average American. The Women’s Rights movement, the Abolition movement, the education reform movement, the prison reform movement, and the temperance movement all had major impacts on the U.S. These movements took years and lots of help from the public to effectively pressure the government to pass laws that would improve the lives of Americans.
The Women’s Rights movement began in 1848 and throughout the years has made a difference in the lives of women in the U.S. The fight for women to be complete equals to men is still going on, but the efforts of the women of the late 1840s has helped change the status of women in several ways. When the abolition movement was going on, women wanted to get involved and help put an end to slavery. They wanted to speak out to public crowds and participate in the movement. Unfortunately, they were not allowed to speak to public crowds that included men. They would be humiliated and threatened for “not staying in their place” for…

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