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Westward Expansion and Regional Difference5

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Westward Expansion and Regional Differences Nation, slavery grow in new frontier At Seneca Falls, Cady Stanton gained national prominence as an eloquent writer and  speaker for women's rights.  She had realized early on that without the right to vote,  women would never be equal with men. Taking the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison as  her model, she saw that the key to success  lay in changing public opinion, and not in party action.  Seneca Falls became the  catalyst for future change. Soon other women's rights conventions were held, and other  women would come to the forefront of the movement for their political and social  equality. In 1848 also, Ernestine Rose, a Polish immigrant, was instrumental in getting a law 
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Unformatted text preview: passed in the state of New York that allowed married women to keep their property in their own name. Among the first laws in the nation of this kind, the Married Women's Property Act encouraged other state legislatures to enact similar laws. In 1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and another leading women's rights activist, Susan B. Anthony, founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), to promote a constitutional amendment for women's right to the vote. These two would become the women's movement's most outspoken advocates. Describing their partnership, Cady Stanton would say, "I forged the thunderbolts and she fired them."...
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