Annotated Bibliography: The Women's Rights Movement

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Chaney Wynne 10-14-14 A.P. United States History Brown, Curtis, Fernandez The Women’s Rights Movement to 1850 The Women’s Rights Movement became extremely prevalent in the nineteenth century. Women were expected to work around the house, cook and clean, raise the children, and serve their husbands. They did not have the ability to vote, retain property, and could be legally beaten by their husband. Women were treated unfairly and were not being given the unalienable rights that they deserved, which caused a growing desire for freedom. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was extremely adamant about women rights. Lucretia Mott was another women’s rights advocate, who was angry when her opinions on slavery were not acknowledged during…show more content…
It was published on August 1st, 1848, shortly after the Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Falls. P: The purpose of this article was to express that the Woman’s Rights Convention was ridiculous and disgraceful. The author intended for the citizens reading to know about the misbehavior of the members at the Seneca Falls Convention and to possibly warn other women that the convention was an outrage and, as he said, “the most shocking and unnatural incident ever recorded in the history of womanity”. V: This article clearly displays how women at the time were being and how any women’s resistance to unequal treatment was frowned upon and would not be tolerated by men. The article regards the women’s attempts to gain the rights that they deserved as silly and stupid. After reading the article, it is obvious that during this time period men expected ladies to cook and work around the house and should not receive “voting and legislating”…show more content…
Although he was initially outraged, I think (or at very least I hope) he is beginning to understand why it is so important for women to gain their unalienable rights. It does not seem that he will be willing to join the women’s rights movement anytime soon, but I will and he certainly cannot stop me! It is time for us to no longer accept this unfairness we are faced with only because of our sex, no longer give into the inequality that men have fed us years after years. If it weren’t for you and the many more ever so brave, brilliant female reformers fighting for our rights, I would still be a victim of injustice as

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