American Realities Ch. 12
American Realities Ch. 12 HY 103
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American realities Chapter 12 Important People: Charlotte Woodward Beginning of story, 19 years old, sewed gloves, read about the women’s convention in the newspaper Seneca County Courier Elizabeth Cady Stanton leader of the Seneca Falls Convention, leading figure in early women’s rights movement, married Henry Stanton, raised Presbyterian, “from her early childhood Elizabeth grappled with the problem of being a female in a society that favored boys and men”—often thought her feelings were devilish, considered a tomboy, studied Latin Greek and Math, went to the academy for young girls, 7 children Emma Willard director of the academy for young girls in Troy, NY, believed girls should have the same educational opportunities as boys, modeled her curriculum after the boy’s academy Gerrit Smith Elizabeth’s cousin, taught Elizabeth about abolitionism and temperance reform, Henry Brewster Stanton married to Elizabeth Stanton, abolitionist lecturer and organizer William Lloyd Garrison attended the World’s AntiSlavery Convention in London, one of the people who favored including women to sit in on the convention but was out voted and refused to participate in the meeting Lucretia C. Mott Quaker minister from Philly, became good friends with Elizabeth, discussed the idea of a women’s rights convention in America with Elizabeth & helped establish the convention Fredrick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Maria Weston Chapman helped Elizabeth maintain her interest in reform while she was raising her family Jane Hunt helped establish convention Mary Ann McClintock helped establish convention Martha C. Wright helped establish the convention Susan B. Anthony read bout the convention and became one of the nations outstanding women’s rights organizers Rebecca R. Eyster received a letter from Elizabeth: “I have very serious objections to being called Henry” Important Documents/ Dates/ Events: Seneca County Courier newspaper that featured the ad for the women’s convention, read by Charlotte Women’s Rights Convention Held in Seneca Falls, NY July 19 and 20 , started by Elizabeth Stanton World’s AntiSlavery Convention convention in London in which Henry Stanton was a delegate Declaration of Sentiments a concise summary of the laws and attitudes that defined a woman’s position in nineteenthcentury America, written by the women who put together the women’s convention (above) and modeled after The Declaration of Independence, words changed to address all men instead of the king Rochester Daily Advertiser newspaper that welcomed the idea of an exchange or blending of roles between men and women, most newspapers at this time were opposed to it Other Important Points: “the woman’s sphere” woman’s work the women’s convention was the first time a convention had ever met in the U.S. to discuss women’s rights Union College of Schenectady boy’s college that most went to During their wedding, Elizabeth persuaded the minister to omit the promise to “obey” her husband from the ceremony Elizabeth had 7 children The convention was held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls “well disposed” male men who helped and supported the women’s rights effort by law, a married woman was “civically dead” to reach the goal of the declaration of sentiments, it called for supporters to educate the American people about the wrongs women suffered “the enlarged sphere” everyone’s work “the man’s sphere” man’s work a substantial portion of the delegates at the convention were unwilling to accept the idea of woman suffrage (right to vote) ninth resolution the first woman suffrage proposal to be voted on in an American convention to the nation, the events at Seneca falls seemed ridiculous or threatening “The Hen Convention” what people often called the women’s convention