Women have had to fight all their lives to have equal rights. As a woman I find it very interesting on how the women have fought to be equal. We have gone from being completely right less, to having some rights, to finally gaining all rights. This shows that with hard work and dedication you can succeed at anything. Women had little to no rights in the nineteenth century. A woman was frowned upon when she chose to get a divorce she was not allowed custody of her children after a divorce because she was thought not to be able to care for them. A woman wasn’t allowed control of her own wages if married, and wasn’t allowed choice over any property that she owned. Abigail Adams was one of the first high powered women who fought for
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott once traveled to an Anti-Slavery Convention and were furious when they heard that they couldn’t enter, that women weren’t allowed. They finally convinced the guard to let them in they were told that they had to be seated in a corner separated by a curtain from the men. This drove them to organize the Seneca Falls Convention. This was the first national meeting on women’s rights ever held in the U.S. Over 300 people went to see many people deliver their speeches. But one stood out, it was the Declaration of Sentiments:
“We hold these truths to me 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… the history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman having as a direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world. He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise. He has taken from her all right in property even the wages she earns he has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education all colleges being closed against her.
He has endeavored in every way that he could destroy her confidence
In her own