Womes Rights Essay

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Women's Rights notes

• Many women's rights activists were Quakers, like Lucretia Mott
• Mott also helped found the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slave Society
• Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton worked together for women's rights
• July 1848- first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY
• Made Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
• suffrage- right to vote
• Women's Rights Movement started after convention
• Susan B. Anthony wanted equal pay for ...view middle of the document...

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• Emma Willard educated herself in science and math, which at the time were considered only for boys
• Founded the Troy Female Seminary in NY, taught academic subjects as well as homemaking ones
• Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in Mass in 1837
• Modeled its curriculum of that of Amherst College
• Mew York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and California gave women the right to own property after marriage
• Some states allowed women to share custody of their children with their husbands
• Indiana was the first state to allow women to get a divorce under certain circumstances
• In 1800s women could only become elementary teachers
• Elizabeth Blackwell was accepted into Geneva Collage in NY to study medicine
• Women still had a long way to go before equal rights would be achieved

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