12.3 powerpoint

Women participated in Abolition
movement recognized they had
no rights themselves
 In 1820, women could not: vote, serve on jury, attend
college, work in medical field.
 Married women could not keep their own wages or their
own property. They could not do any type of business
transactions like banking.
 Women’s place was their own private world of home.
People to know in the
Women’s Rights Movement
 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 Lucretia Mott
 Susan B. Anthony: Temperance and Abolitionist
 Emma Willard: Train women as teachers & teach math and science
 Mary Lyon: Mount Holyoke Female Seminary
 Elizabeth Blackwell: First medical doctor
 Suffrage: The right to vote
 Feminist: People who work for women’s rights
 Coeducation: Teaching of boys and girls together.
Lucretia Mott
 Quaker
 Great public speaker
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 Advocate for the Abolition Movement
 Denied access to Anti-slavery conference in London
 Recognized that women did not have rights either
 Mott and Stanton call for a convention to discuss
women’s rights.
 Held at Seneca Falls, New York
 Page 428: Stanton calls to be recognized as free as men
Call for Suffrage
 The right of women to vote is suffrage
 Suffrage for women was very controversial. Why?
 The Conference inspired the need for education for women
Education for Women
 Women’s Rights movement focused on education
 1821 Emma Willard started a girl academy to focus on
 Mary Lyon opened Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in
Massachusetts: taught Latin, Geometry and Chemistry.
This is considered first college for women in America
New Careers
 Teachers
 Journalist :Margaret Fuller who wrote
Women in the Nineteenth Century.
 Doctors: Elizabeth Blackwell graduated
first in her class fram an American medical
 Astronomer: Maria Mitchell
Great strides for women in the
1800’s, however women did not
get the right to vote until the 19
amendment was ratified in 1920
Seneca Falls Convention
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.