Women's Rights In The 19th Century Research Paper

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The Women Rights in the 1865’s till 19th Century Christina Belcher HIS 204 American History Since 1865 Professor Grant Jones April 26, 2014 Since women once had few life options beyond the domestic life, the historical developments from the past to present gave women in society new opportunities in their role in life. It is fascinating how the woman’s roles have changed and advanced to this day in age. During the times from 1865 through 19th century, the country couldn’t have been more difficult and different for women today. I will explore the historical developments which presented new opportunities to women. In our history women led and managed a domestic lifestyle. This kept them in the home serving and caring for their families.…show more content…
The speakers were Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the only nationally known women speakers at the meeting, who gained recognition as “the convention’s moving spirit.” This also resulted in the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments for women, which was a document declaring men and women to be equals. This document was signed by 68 women and 32 men. “It was a powerful symbol and the beginning of a long struggle for legal, professional, educational, and voting rights” (Bowles, 2011). Mott was an American anti-slavery Society advocate and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, who, remained true to her sense of justice for African American and women throughout her…show more content…
She was a revolutionary educator provided her students with an academic education, but also with an education in life. She gave them the skills and confidence necessary to be successful, and she set standards for today’s historic black colleges. During World War I, she had helped African Americans to participate in the Red Cross. She also was the key to the transition of blacks from the Republican Party called “the party of Lincoln” to the Democratic Party and its New Deal during the Great Depression. She became close friends with Eleanor Roosevelt. “In 1936, Franklin Roosevelt appointed her as head of the National Youth Administration, a vocational education program aimed at minorities. She also served on the advisory board that created the Women’s Army Corps, and she saw that the corps was racially integrated from its 1942 beginning” (Women's Labor History Timeline: “1765 - Present Day",

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