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Learn about the women's suffrage movement: a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. This study set was created by Quizlet to provide a deeper understanding of the original article and is intended to be used by students, teachers, and professors in the classroom or at home. Access Quizlet’s #BeTheChange link (quizlet.com/features/bethechange) to review the source material from our partner, Teaching Tolerance.
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The reform movement in which women worked to gain equal rights for women. In 1848 women did not have equal rights under the law. They couldn't own property, inherit money, go to college, make speeches at public meetings, or vote. The only jobs open to women were teaching, cleaning, and factory work, and they earned less money than men in the same jobs.
This convention occurred July 19-20, 1848 and is widely considered to be the start of the women’s suffrage movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the two-day conference "to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman." Participants at the conferences signed a Declaration of Sentiments urging women to work for the right to vote, among many other reforms.