B. The Women's Rights Movement

Women in the United States have not always had the right to vote, own property, receive an education, or choose a career. An important part of women's history was the struggle to attain these rights, known as the Women's Rights Movement. 

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Lucretia Mott | Periscope
Lucretia Mott | Periscope

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In 1840, two American women, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, met at an antislavery meeting in London. Because they were women, neither was allowed to fully participate in the meeting. They...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton | Periscope
Elizabeth Cady Stanton | Periscope

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In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton invited Lucretia Mott and a small group of women's rights supporters to her home in Seneca Falls, New York. There, they wrote one of the most important documents of the...
League of Women Voters Billboard | Periscope
League of Women Voters Billboard | Periscope

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The search for women's rights does not end with the 20th century. Currently, the League of Women Voters creates and reviews political platforms with women's issues in mind. The National Organization...