Week 8 - Week 8 The Early Womens Rights Movement(Antebellum...

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Week 8The Early Women’s Rights Movement (Antebellum Period)Women’s place is in the home - domestic sphere Raise the children, provide a safe place from the husband to come home to have moral uplift Men would go to the workforce and participate in politics - dirty business Married Women’s Property Act = if a woman got married she could possess the property she came in with The Civil War (1861-1865)3 million men leave to fight in the war Created a vacuum in the workforce Many women got jobs - so women began doing things they have never done before Nursing Predominately male occupation, but there was such a need in the Civil War that women got involved Women soldiers Women who dressed as men and fought in the Union/Confederate army Some enlisted because they were patriotic and wanted to serve their countrySome enlisted because they wanted to go with their husbands Some enlisted because they were prostitutes and realized that they could make money “servicing” the troops Ratified the 14thamendmentSection 1: everyone born in the United State is a citizen Section 2: Black men 21 years or older should be allowed to vote and if Southerners aren’t going to let them vote we are going to reduce the representation of that state has in Congress and the electoral college Ratified the 15thamendmentYou cannot have your right to vote abridge based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude Woman’s Suffrage Movement Elizabeth Cady Stanton “We intend to avail ourselves of the strong arm and the blue uniform of the black soldier to walk in by his side”We understand that black men wearing blue uniforms are going to be getting rights and we white women intend to put our arms around his and let him escort us down the aisle She expects women and black men to gain the right to vote Susan B. Anthony’s TrialShe registered to vote and voted The police called her and ask her to drive to the sheriff’s office instead of them come getting her and she denied because they would not arrest a man like that During a trial she was not allowed to speak
So she went out into the community and talked directly to the people Susan B. Anthony Declaration of Independence is very clear - “government by consent” or people voting for their leaders 14thamendment- all persons naturalized in the United States of America are citizens Declared by the Constitution as a woman who was born here as a citizen then shouldn’t I posses the those rights of citizenship The Judge The right to vote is conventional not natural “The right of voting or privilege of voting is a right or privilege arising out of the Constitution of the state and not under the Constitution of the U.S. The qualifications are different in different states.”14thamendment- talks about males 21 years and older 15thamendment

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