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Untidy Origins Reaction Questions

Untidy Origins Reaction Questions - Was it frowned upon by...

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Untidy Origins Reaction Questions What was the significance of the petition for woman’s rights in 1846? This petition was to the state of New York and stated that women should be treated as equals to men, white women as equals of white men, that is. The women who wrote this, Eleanor Vincent, Susan Ormsby, Lydia Williams, Amy Ormsby, Lydia Osborn, and Anna Bishop, said “the present government of this state has widely departed from the true democratic principles upon which all just governments must be based by denying to the female portion of community the right of suffrage and any participation in forming the government and laws under which they live, and to which they are amenable, and by imposing upon them burdens of taxation, both directly and indirectly, without admitting them the right of representation…” The women of this time period didn’t have many rights at all. As this petition clearly shows, they weren’t very happy and wanted a change, which is its significance.
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Unformatted text preview: Was it frowned upon by men that women were so adamant on going through suffrage or were they supportive? “To argue that women should be…as free and equal citizens as men was described as blasphemous and unrespectable…” The majority of the men in this time felt this way, but there were a few who sided with the women. For instance, the man who presented the women’s rights petition to the State Congress of New York most likely wouldn’t have taken the job of defending women unless he agreed with what they had to say. What did the women in the mid-1800’s want the right to do? The wanted the right to live as a man would. They wanted to be able to vote and have political rights, own property under their own name (be it land, animals, or machinery), speak out and voice their opinions without being persecuted for it, but mostly they wanted to be treated no differently than a man....
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