Woman's Suffrage Movement: Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Woman’s Suffrage In the early 1800’s woman were viewed as second-class citizens. They were not allowed to vote, own property, or pursue an education. Once married, a woman was almost non-existent. A man and woman were considered one according to the law. Married woman were not allowed to own property, collect inheritance, or even considered a guardian to their children. Woman fought for 70 years to change the world’s views about woman and to gain the right to vote. Woman’s Suffrage Movement was a political movement in which woman protested, educated, and lobbied on behalf of all woman to gain equal rights and to be viewed as equal citizens alongside men. Many important women to this cause Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan …show more content…
Anthony. The two joined together and made a great team. Stanton was considered the brains of the team, and Anthony the hands and feet to promote Stanton’s ideas to share with the world. The pair edited and published a woman’s rights newspaper called the Revolution. The paper was published from January 8, 1868 to February, 1872 (America 's Story from America 's Library: Elizabeth Cady Stanton). The paper was a beneficial instrument used to discuss subjects that were not publicized in other mainstream publications (America 's Story from America 's Library: Elizabeth Cady Stanton). The paper publicized and influenced women on subjects such as rape, domestic violence, divorce, reproductive rights, and discrimination against women in the workforce. (America 's Story from America 's Library: Elizabeth Cady Stanton). In 1869, the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) was formed by Anthony and Stanton (America 's Story from America 's Library: Elizabeth Cady Stanton). The dynamic duo traveled all over the country promoting equal rights for women (America 's Story from America 's Library: Elizabeth Cady Stanton). One of the first laws they tackled was the Married Women’s Property law which states that married women have the right to own property and engage in business transactions. They were now allowed to be sued separate from their husbands and considered joint guardians of their children (Harper). Prior to the passing of this law, women were limited in what they could own or inherit. Once married, women’s rights were suspended, and the couple was viewed as one person under the law, the husband

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