They started numerous organizations such as the American Equal Rights Association in 1866, and the National Women Suffrage Association in 1869. Anthony and Stanton traveled the country to educate and convince the people to allow women the right to vote. In 1872 she illegally voted in the president election when she took matters into her own hands. She spent most of her life fighting for the cause of women’s right to vote. In 1905, one year before her death, she met president Roosevelt to lobby for an amendment for women’s voting rights.
She collected signatures for a petition to grant women the right to vote and to own property. During the Civil War Anthony worked toward the emancipation of the slaves. In 1863 she helped form the Women's Loyal League, which supported U.S. president Abraham Lincoln's policies. She registered to vote in Rochester, New York, on November 1, 1872.
She went to New York and began speaking at meetings, getting signatures and also lobbying the state legislature. In 1860, mostly because of Anthony’s efforts, New York created a new law called the “New York State Married Women’s Property Bill. This law stated that married women could own property, keep their own wages, and have custody of their children (susanbanthonyhouse.org). Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton went and campaigned for even more liberal divorce laws in New York. Continuing on in 1869, Anthony convinced the Workingwomen’s Association in New York to investigate the case of Hester Vaughn.
She began as an antislavery speaker and came to view racial and gender discrimination as arising from the same causes. Together with Lucretia Mott, she organized the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York. She went on to help found the Loyal Leagues to support the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War, and then the National Woman’s Suffrage Association in 1869. The Slave’s Appeal is a dramatic address to the New York State public-at-large, calling upon them to listen to a divinely-inspired call for their moral reform. Stanton adopts a slave’s voice to issue this call, assuring her readers that an antislavery Decalogue has come into force and must be obeyed.
That event inspired Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to discuss the development of a women's rights movement in the United States. During the 19th century, women were not allowed the same freedoms men. Women could not vote, hold elective office, attend college or even have a job. If women were married they could not even divorce their husband if he was abusive. The first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in July of 1848.
In the eighteenth century most children were not receiving the best education. Women were being undermined in these institutions and it forced them and their children to look for other alternatives. In Margaret’s case, the readers get a sense that their economic life was difficult. Her husband and daughter, Mabel had to go to work in factories in order to meet ends meet. This is a new beginning where women left their houses to go and find jobs, “Job opportunities for women were better in the United States, particularly Massachusetts, the cradle of industrialization in North America.” In Margaret’s case readers get an insight of the middle class and working class family.
They simply told her that how could she not know if she was one if she didn’t know what a witch is. The court’s arguments for everything were what we use as poor excuses for things today in the 21st century. Giles Corey had also mentioned to one of the court member that his wife was reading strange books, so they took his word for it and used that against her. Something as senseless as what kind of books someone was reading led to an accusation. Rebecca Nurse was only accused of witchcraft because she didn’t believe any of what this court was saying and both her and her husband had 500 acres of land that someone who wanted the land probably wanted them dead.
Lohman 1 Gerald (Jerry) Lohman Bill Reyer COR 300 Exploration of the Liberal Arts 27 April 2011 The Men in Her Life “The Awakening” describes the social standing of New Orleans Creole women of the Victorian era. The women do not define themselves. They are defined by the men. Their lives are devoted to their fathers, their husbands and finally their children. They are mother-women who have no lives of their own and, in most cases; they are fine with their position in society.
Well during the 1880’s women were never important. Look back a few decades and to the old text books, there is nothing in them that describes the life and influences of women. It was not till just the past couple decades that women from this era are being studied and learned about from younger generations. Mr. West describes the life of a women and states, “The root of her disability, as you say, was her personal dependence upon man for her livelihood...” (Pg. 128 Bellamy) As he describes how women’s life was dictated in the hands of men.
ANCIENT ROMAN WOMEN Roman aristocratic women influenced politics, but they could not serve as magistrates, senators, or military commanders. During the empire, the wives of emperors began to wield more power than women had ever held before. Livia, the wife of Augustus, advised her husband for 51 years of marriage before living her last 15 years under the rule of her son, Tiberius. She was deeply devoted to her husband and family and only appeared in public to display the virtues of a Roman matron, which included chastity, modesty, frugality, loyalty, and dignity. Behind the scenes, Livia and Augustus were extremely close, and she played a part in his important decisions, although some sources unfairly portray her as the