How, if at all, have we progressed? Focus on Women (Tess, Marin, Sadie)
New Jersey had given women and African Americans the right to vote but then took it away about 30 years later in 1807
Declaring independence from King (women get ideas from this)
people move to Seneca Falls because it had economic prosperity
This gives them the idea to start women's conventions because men thought that women can't be delegates and they shouldn't be able to sit at the convention
they are fighting for equality but don't mention women's equality
This is important because everyone knows that women are not being treated equally but Child is putting it into words and on paper so it can be passed around and talked about.
Took place in Seneca Falls
1,000 people showed up and it was held in Massachusettes
Susan B. Anthony was tried of waiting for change to happen so she took matters into her own hands and went to try to vote but was arrested.
In 1890 the American Women Suffrage Association was formed and this gave women who had the same goal an official platform to gather as one and try to make these changes happen.
The 19th Amendment is made to the Constitution and gave women the right to vote.
Does not get credit until around 1940 and she rewrites it similar to other amendments
The National Organization for Women is formed and led by Ellie Smeal
The Equal Rights Amendment said that people could not be discriminated against because of their gender. This officially made women and men "equal".
Indiana becomes the 35th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Around the country there were a total of 991 independent women's marches. This shows the even today in America we are still dealing with these issues from over 100 years ago.