Women's Rights Movement

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Women's Rights Movement

Womens Rights

1800's Important Women and Events

Dorthea Dix In 1831 Dorthea Dix opened a school for girls. She was an important leader for women. Later in her life she began to focus her efforts on metal asylum reform.

Susan B. AnthonyAn abolitionist and temperence worker (together with Staton she formed the Women's State Temperence Society). Anthony was also a supporter of Women's Suffrage, property rights, and liberal divorce laws.

15th Feb, 1820

Between 1837 and 1889, seven all-female colleges were formed. They have been named the Seven Sisters. Mount Holyoke, Wellesely, Vassar, Smith, Radcliffe, Bryn Mawr, and Barnars all gave women a chance at higher education. This chance allowed women to become more than just teachers, and gave them more options in their lives.

Seneca Falls Convention Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott hosted the Seneca Falls Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. It was attended by over 300 men and women. During this convention, the "Declaration of Sentiments" was drafted. Based on the Declaration of Independence this document outlined their issues with men.

The National Woman Suffrage Association Members of this Association opposed the Fifteenth Amendment unless it included women. They worked also to make a suffrage for women legal across the US. Men were allowed to join, but only women were allowed to be leaders in the group.





19th Jul, 1848

15th May, 1869


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