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History Day

Debate and Diplomacy

Women's Rights Throughout History

Abigail Adams Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams was born on November 11,1744. She "advocated and modeled an expanded role for women in public affairs during the formative days of the United States". When she was older she married John Adams. She wanted women to have property rights and also have them when the women married. She also wanted women to have the option of being educated. She died on October 28, 1818 of typhus.

Bainbridge Colby

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Gloria Stienem

Margret Sanger

Susan B Anthony

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12th, 1815. She studied law under her father. He became a Supreme Court Judge later on. During this time she became very passionate about women's rights. In 1840, she married Henry Bewster Stanton. He was also a lawyer. Later in 1848, Stanton and her friend Luceretia Mott organized the Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. She also knew Susan B Anthony and became co founder of The National Women's Suffrage Association. Stanton died in New York on October 26th, 1902.

Margerat Sanger was born on September 14th, 1879. She married William Sanger in 1902. He was an architect. Sanger was a nurse. She wrote about women's health in articles in the Women's Radical. She violated federal laws and this is what made her flee to England. Ethel Byrne, also a nurse, and Sanger opened the first birth control clinic. In the US. Stanton got the idea when she was in Holland. She died on September 6th, 1966. She was the one who made the case that got to the Supreme Court allowing birth contol to be legal for married couples.

Susan B Anthony was born on February 15th, 1820. She taught for 15 years and became active in temperance. Her aquantince Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the one who led her to the women's rights movemet in 1852. She dedicated her life to suffrage. In 1900 she persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women because she was always fighting for women owning their own property and keeping what they earn. She died on March 13th, 1906.

Gloria Stienem was born on March 25th, 1934. Gloria did a lot of traveling so she didn't go to school on a regular basis until she was about 11. She became a lot more engaged in the women's rights movement after writing on an abortion hearing in the New York magazine which she helped create. She married Steven Bale in 2000, he is an enviornmental and animal rights activist.

Bainbridge Colby was born on December 22, 1869. He was the one, on August 26, 1920, who signed 19th Amendment into the law. Colby and President Woodrow Wilson were close. Wilson appointed Colby as the nation's chief diplomat. After Wilson's administration he worked at Wilson's law firm until he retired in 1936. Colby died on April 11th, 1950 in New York.

Timeline 1777- All states vote to take away women's right to vote 1789- Constitution ratified 1839- Mississippi allows women to own property under their name with husband's permission 1848- Women and men sign the Declaration of Sentiments in Seneca Falls, New York 1869- First suffrage law is passed in Wyoming 1890- Wyoming grants women the right to vote in all elections 1900- Every state has granted to women that if they own property they have some control over it 1916- Margerat Sanger opens a birth control clinic 1938- The Fair Labor Standards Act says that you can make minimum wage no matter what sex you are 1964- Title VII in the Civil Rights says that you cannot dicriminate on race, origin, color, or sex 1972- Title IX says that you cannot discriminate by sex for education 1978- The Pregnancy Discrimination bans discrimination on pregnant women

By: Lauren Saultz

Where are we Now? Today women are happy to be where we are, but they still end up getting paid less. According to the Census in 2005, most women made 77 cents to every dollar men made. Women have come very far from when they have started.

Rosie The Riveter During WWII more than six million women helped build supplies that helped the men fighting, like planes and bombs. This made a brand new face of the women in America. Women increased the workforce by 50% while the men were at war. Rosie was a patriotic symbol and gave people hope and was very, very successful. She still lives on today, lets try not to let her image die.

Thesis Statement Women have had problems getting the same rights as men for a very long time. Let’s go back and see what they had to go through to get where we are today.

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