Women's Studies First Wave Paper

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Palmquist Revolution . Change . Rights . Fight . These words are all synonymous with the First Wave of the Women’s Rights Movement . The movement spanned 72 years, encompassing a powerful struggle for change and equality among men and women in the United States of America . The 1 st Wave of the Women’s Rights Movement began in on July 19 th , 1848, with the Seneca Falls Convention . Here, the Declaration of Sentiments was penned, a model for equal rights among men and women based off the Declaration of Independence . was penned, and signed by sixty-eight women and 32 men, among them Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Fredrick Douglas . However, while Seneca Falls is the true beginning of the Women’s Movement, it is the Civil War that gave rise to the power and passion of the fight for women’s rights. The Civil War was a great factor in boosting the power of the Women’s Rights Movement . Fought from 1861-1865, many women put aside the fight for their own rights in order to take up the fight for the freedom and rights of slaves . In 1865, the thirteenth amendment to the constitution was passed, effectively banning slavery .
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