Women 's Rights Of Women Essay

1477 Words Apr 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Nineteen Amendment
Although women had many duties at home, church and in the community, they had almost not political or legal rights. Women were seen as dependents of men and without any power. They were often thought just props that enhanced the social status of her husband by making him appear as a trustworthy family man in his community. By the 1840s a great amount of people began fighting for women’s right to be first class citizens. After the fifteenth amendment was passed in 1870 allowing African American men to vote, women felt it excluded them and were disappointed that others were giving the right to vote before them. American women began a movement to gain more power as women and American citizens. The nineteenth amendment is a turning point in history because it granted women the power to vote by prohibiting any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex (PBS).
The Seneca Falls convection in July 1848 led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott, was the first women 's rights convention in American history. Men and women from all over joined the three ladies in Seneca Falls, New York to protest the mistreatment of women in social, economic, political, and religious life. They demanded that woman be granted all of the rights and privileges that men possessed, including the right to vote. They also argued that women deserved equal wages and career opportunities in law, medicine, education and the government. The…

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