Suffragette Presentation

Suffragettes of 1840’s
“Well Behaved Women
Seldom Make History”
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the
exercise of that right.
A suffragette is someone who
fights for the right to vote.
The Suffragette Movement
Stanton and Mott
Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady
Stanton and Lucretia Mott led the
convention at Seneca Falls.
They fought for women’s right to
They passed a resolution for getting
women the right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony
She was born on February
15, 1820 in Adams,
She was raised as a Quaker
She was a teacher for ten
She organized political
protests to abolish (end)
slavery and outlaw liquor.
She died in March 13,1906
Susan B. Anthony
It was we, the
people; not we, the
white male citizens;
nor yet we, the male
citizens; but we, the
whole people, who
formed the Union.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
She was born November 12,
She was an abolitionist.
She organized the Women’s
Rights Convention at Seneca
Falls with Lucretia Mott.
Susan B. Anthony worked
with her to achieve the right
to vote.
She died October 26, 1902.
Matilda Gage
“There is a word sweeter
than Mother, Home or
Heaven; that word is
Liberty.” Matilda Gage
She was born on March 24,1826
She was an abolitionist and her
home was a station for the
underground railroad.
She fought for women to have
the right to vote.
She fought for the rights of
Native Americans.
She co-authored three volumes
of The History of Woman with
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth
Cady Stanton
She died March 18, 1898
She was the model for the
wicked witch of the East in The
Wizard of Oz
Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Gage, and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
They met in 1840’s.
They worked, tirelessly, to get women the right
to vote.
They led the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.
They formed the National Woman Suffrage
Association in 1869.
Stanton Gage
Reasons for the right to vote
Women were not allowed to
own property.
If a woman inherited money
or property from a family
member, her husband would
be the one to keep the
money and property,
If a woman was getting
divorced, her husband had
the legal right to keep her
Having the right to vote
gives you political and
economic power.
Suffragettes are people who fight
for the right to vote.
Seneca Falls in 1848
This was the first
meeting held for the
purpose of discussing
the “social, civil, and
religious conditions,
and the rights of
It was the beginning
of the women’s rights
movement in the
United States.
Declaration of Sentiments was written July 19,
1848. It proposed the right for women to vote.
Seneca Falls Declaration
of Sentiments and
Resolutions was written
at Seneca Falls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
led the committee to
write the document.
The document was
based on the Declaration
of Independence
Declaration of Sentiments.
“When, in the course of human events, it
becomes necessary for one portion of the
family of man to assume among the
people of the earth a position different
from that which they have hitherto
occupied, but one to which the laws of
nature and of nature's God entitle them, a
decent respect to the opinions of mankind
requires that they should declare the
causes that impel them to such a course.”
Declaration of Sentiments.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all
men and women are created equal; that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable
rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights
governments are instituted, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever
any form of Government becomes destructive of
these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it
to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the
institution of a new government, laying its
foundation on such principles, and organizing its
powers in such form as to them shall seem most
likely to effect their safety and happiness.”
Declaration of Sentiments.
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments
long established should not be changed for light
and transient causes; and accordingly, all
experience hath shown that mankind are more
disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than
to right themselves by abolishing the forms to
which they are accustomed. But when a long train
of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the
same object, evinces a design to reduce them
under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw
off such government, and to provide new guards
for their future security. Such has been the patient
sufferance of the women under this government,
and such is now the necessity which constrains
them to demand the equal station to which they
are entitled.”
Women attending the Convention
Women's Rights National Historical Park
Seneca Falls in 1848
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