Rightfully Ours. How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

By Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Though the assertion of Independence acknowledged that “all males are created equal," married girls and women within the early days of the us had few rights. For larger or worse, their lives have been managed by way of their husbands and fathers. Married ladies couldn't personal estate, and few ladies have been informed past analyzing and straightforward math. girls couldn't paintings as medical professionals, attorneys, or within the ministry. no longer one lady may well vote, yet that will swap with the tireless efforts of Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner fact, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Jeannette Rankin, Alice Paul, and millions of ladies around the country. Rightfully Ours tells of the century-long fight for lady suffrage within the usa, a stream that all started along the abolitionist reason and persisted throughout the ratification of the nineteenth modification. as well as its full of life narrative, this historical past incorporates a time line, on-line assets, and hands-on actions that will...

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They could go to court and sue someone if that person damaged their property or hurt them. Likewise, if they damaged property, they could be sued. But the moment a woman got married, all that changed. Under the law, a woman and everything she owned—from cows and barns to the combs in her hair and the shoes on her feet—became her husband’s property. Her money became his, and any pay that she earned now went to her husband. These laws reached back far into history. Long before Great Britain founded colonies in North America, Englishmen lived under common law, a system that had been in place for hundreds of years.

Ask your guests to share the topics they wrote on their note cards. Be sure that everyone has had a chance to share by the time your tea party is finished. What kinds of topics did you discuss? On the morning of July 19, 1848, a crowd packed into the pews of the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls. Visitors came from all walks of life: educated women like Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Stanton, others who were not as well schooled but just as curious, some open-minded men, and a group of country girls led by a young glove maker named Charlotte Woodward.

Here in Seneca Falls, a blighted mill town, she could not find good servants to help her with her children, and Henry was always away working. Stanton also realized that she and her husband could easily have a big family, but she was the only one at home to care for their children. … I suffered with mental hunger, which, like an empty stomach, is very depressing. Things got even worse during the warm weather. Seneca Falls had mosquitoes, and all the children caught malaria after getting bitten.

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