A Call for Women's Rights
What did the women at the Seneca Falls Convention demand?
The abolitionist movement helped spark a new reform movement that sought equality for women.
Women had few political or legal rights in the mid-1800s
Could not vote
Could not hold office
Could not own property if married
1840-London-World Anti-Slave Convention-motivated by the unequal treatment of women at the convention, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton decided to hold a women's rights convention
Seneca Falls Convention
200 Women/40 Men
Called for womens's rights
Wrote a document like The Declaration of Independence called The Declaration of Sentiments-demanded equality at work, school, church
Demand for women to be allowed to vote-believed that if women were allowed to vote, they would get political power which would help them win more rights.
Susan B. Anthony-built the women's movement into a national organization