Sentiments calling for equal rights for women Found the first womens rights mvt

Sentiments calling for equal rights for women found

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Sentiments” calling for equal rights for women Found the first women’s rights mvt Not allowed to participate in the World Anti-Slavery Society b/c they were women Decided they were not treated much better than slaves 1848, called for the first woman’s rights convention to be held in Seneca Falls, NY Sojourner Truth: 'Ain't I a Woman?' Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and women’s rights activists; born into slavery, but escaped around the age of 13 1851 meeting in Akron, OH a former slave (ST) delivered this famous speech, calling on women to recognize the plight of their black sisters The 1850s: The Calm Before the Storm Gold Rush had moved west and people were being lured by the appeal of gold. RR’s and telegraphs increased communication and mobility. Immigrants were coming into the US as well Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe: author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin , a novel that depicted the evils of slavery; popular novel; the national rxn would later prompt Pres Abraham Lincoln to call her, “The little woman who started the big war.” Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) Missouri Compromise declared unconstitutional Declared slaves were not U.S citizens, also meant they could not file suits in federal ct The Civil War and Its Aftermath: Civil Rights Laws and Constitutional Amendments Civil War: 1861-1865 Emancipation Proclamation: President Abraham Lincoln issued this proclamation on 1/1/1863, in the 3 rd year of the Civil War; it freed all the slaves that were in active rebellion against the US o did not free all the slaves in the US, only those who lived in the Confederacy o complete abolition did not occur until Congressional passage and ratification of the 13 th amendment 13 th Amendment: bans slavery 1 st civil war amendment Black Codes : laws denying most legal rights to newly freed slaves; passed by southern states following the civil war Civil Rights Act of 1866
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14 th Amendment : equal protection and due process to all US citizens 2 nd civil war amendment Equal Protection Clause : guarantees all citizens receive “equal protection of the law” Faced opposition from women b/c it failed to guarantee them suffrage Specifically added the word “male” to the Const for the first time 15 th Amendment: guaranteed the right of citizens to vote regardless of their race 3 rd civil rights amendment Excluded women (made women’s rights activists very mad) National Woman Suffrage Association: formed by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to achieve the goal of woman’s suffrage and other women’s rights Susan B Anthony: 19 th century feminist, suffragist, and founder of the National Woman Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton; later formed the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which along with the National Woman’s Party helped to ensure ratification of the 19 th amend (women’s right to vote) Civil Rights, Congress, and the Supreme Court Civil Rights Act of 1875 :
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