Essay about Women And Women 's Suffrage

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Road to Women 's Suffrage
On the day July 19, 1848 a meeting was in Seneca Falls, New York. This meeting was organized by a group of local Quakers and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an abolitionist and leading figure of the women 's rights movement. The meeting was held in six sessions, and lasted two days. Many subjects were debated, including the role of women in society and their right to vote. There were 300 men and women gathered at the convention; among them was the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the only African American in attendance who supported the women 's cause. Of the 300 people in attendance, only 100 signed a document titled the Declaration of sentiments, which listed the hardships of the women 's suffrage movements, analyzing the issues against the establishments controlled by men in resistance to the idea that women should have a vote in their own control. They demanded the equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women.
The first National Women 's Rights Convention, which was held in Worcester, Massachusetts in the year 1850, consisted of both male and female leadership. Debates and lectures were given on topics that discussed equal wages, the expansion of education and job opportunities, women 's property rights, marriage reform and temperance. The main concerns revie ed at thi meeting were the legalization of laws that would give legal rights to women. After this convention, many more were held annually until the start of…

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