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Social Studies Standard:

The main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements

Suffrage is the right to vote in political elections. The suffrage movements were allow

everyone the right to vote, including women. Abolition is the act or an act of abolishing a

system, practice, or institution. An abolitionist is a person who favors the abolition of a practice

or institution, especially capital punishment or slavery. The were powerful actions and

movements that took place to allow women equal rights as men. Women wanted to be

education, work just like men, and vote like men. These movements gave women these rights.

The people discussed in this standard are known for the great things they did to contribute in

women gaining equal rights.

Main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements.

Abolitionists demanded immediate freeing of the slaves.

Abolitionists believed that slavery was morally wrong.

Abolitionists believed that slavery was cruel and inhuman.

Abolitionists believed that slavery was a violation of the principles of


Suffrage movement helped women gain equal rights.

Women were denied educational opportunities.

Women were deprived of the basic rights such as the right to vote.

Women were denied equal opportunities in business.

Women had limited rights to own property.

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All men and women are created equally.

Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts on February 15, 1820.

She died March 13, 1906.

Gain voting rights for women.

Equal rights for all.

Abolitionist -

Womens National Loyal League

Anti- Slavery Movement

Campaigned for right to vote in 14th and 15th Amendments

Education Reformer - girls department at Canajoharie Academy

Raised $50,000 in pledges to ensure admittance of women to the

University of Rochester

Labor Activist -

The Revolution - first published 1868

Advocated 8 hour work day and equal pay for equal work

President of the Workingwomens Central Association

National Woman Suffrage Association

Temperance Worker -

Daughters of Temperance

Womens State Temperance Society

Womens Christian Temperance Union

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Men their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less

and justice for all

14 years after her death, 19th Amendment, giving all adult women right to


Frederick Douglass was born in February of 1818, in Maryland, and died on

February 20, 1895.

Born into slavery

One of the most famous intellectuals of all time.

Advised presidents and lecturing thousands on a range of causes.

Women's rights

Irish home rule

Several autobiographies of his life in slavery and after the Civil War

Eminent human rights leader

Abolitionist -

Anti-Slavery movement

Become an outspoken supporter of womens rights.

First African-American citizen to hold high U.S. government rank

One of the most famous African American men in the country.

Used his status to influence role or African Americans in the war

and their status in the country

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After publishing his autobiography, went on a two year tour of Great

Britain and Ireland to avoid recapture by his former owner.

Wrote the North Star Newspaper.

13th Amendment in the Constitution

This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn,

Worked for rights of African Americans.

Worked for better lives for women.

Became the first African American nominated for vice president of the

United States.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, of 1815, in Johnstown, NY and

died on October 26, 1902.

She was a leader in the American womens rights movement.

In 1848 formulated the first organized demand for women's suffrage in the

United States.

Elizabeth Stanton received a superior education at home, at the Johnson

Academy and also at Emma Willards Troy Female Seminary.

She graduated in 1832.

She learned of the discriminatory laws under which woman lived when she

was working for her father, Daniel Cady, who was a U.S congressman and

later a New York Supreme Judge.

In 1840 she married Henry Brewster Stanton, a lawyer and abolitionist.

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In 1848, Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, a pioneer reformer who founded

the organized womens rights movement in the United States, issued a

call for womens rights convention to meet in Seneca Falls, New York.

From 1851 she worked closely with Susan B. Anthony, together they

remained active for fifty years after the first convention.

They planned campaigns

Spoke before legislative bodies

Addressing gatherings in conventions, lyceums, and in the streets.

Stanton, who was the better orator and writer, was complemented by

Anthony, who was the organizer and tactician.

In 1854 Stanton received an unprecedented invitation to address the New

York legislature.

Her speech resulted in new legislation in 1860 granting married women

the rights to their wages and equal guardianship of their children.

In 1863 she and Anthony organized the Womens National Loyal League,

which gathered more than 300,000 signatures calling for immediate


In 1868 Stanton became co editor of the newly established, The

Revolution, a newspaper devoted to women's rights.

She continued to write editorials until the newspapers demise in 1870.

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She helped create the National Womans Suffrage Association in 1869

and was named its president, which she stayed until 1890, when the

organization merged with the American Woman Suffrage Association.

In 1878 she drafted a federal suffrage amendment that was introduced in

every Congress until women were granted the right to vote in 1920.

Stanton, Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, compiled the first three

volumes of the six-volume, History of Women's Suffrage.

Stanton also published The Womans Bible. 2 vol in 1895-1898, and an

autobiography, Eighty Years and More in 1898.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797, originally called Isabella

Baumfree, and died in 1883 at Battle Creek, Michigan.

She would become one of the most powerful advocates for human rights

in the nineteenth century.

When she was young she spent her childhood on a New York estate

owned by a Dutch American, Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh.

Around 1815 she fell in love with a fellow slave, Robert, but were forced

apart by Roberts master.

She was instead forced to marry another slave, Thomas, with

whom she had five kids.

In 1827, after her master failed to keep his promise of freeing her, she ran

away. After experiencing a religious conversion, she became an itinerant

preacher and in 1843 she changed her name to Sojourner Truth.

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It was during this period she got involved in the growing antislavery

movement, and by the 1850s she was involved in the womans rights


At the 1851 Womens Rights Convention held in Ohio, Sojourner Truth

delivered what is now considered what is now recognized as one of the

most famous abolitionist and womens rights speeches in American


Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland in 1820 and died on March 10, 1913.

She was born into slavery in Maryland and escaped to freedom in 1849 to

the north to become the most famous conductor of the Underground

Railroad. Two of her brothers, Ben and Harry, came with her.

Due to a $300 reward however Harry and Ben had second thoughts and

returned to the plantation. Harriet however had no intentions of returning

to slavery.

She risked her life to lead hundreds of families and other slaves from the

plantations to freedom.

She earned the nickname Moses for her leadership.

In 1850 the dynamics of escaping slavery changed due to the Fugitive

Slave Law, it meant that escaped slaves could be captured in the North

and brought back to slavery.

Because of this law Tubman rerouted the Underground Railroad to

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In April 1858 Tubman was introduced to John Brown, abolitionist, who

advocated the use of violence to disrupt and destroy the institution of


They both shared the same goals.

Tubman remained active during the Civil War working as a cook and

nurse for the Union Army.

She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war.

She also guided in the Combahee River Raid, which helped to free more

than 700 slaves in South Carolina.

As Tubman got older the head injuries that she suffered earlier in life

became more painful for her. She went through brain surgery to try and

help the pain.

She ended up dying from pneumonia on March 10, 1913.

She was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.
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Work Cited
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. ( 2017, March 28). Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Retrieved September 13, 2017, from

Frederick Douglass

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Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman. (2017, August 02). Retrieved September 13, 2017, from

the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movement

Debra McCullough -


Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth. (n.d.). Retrieved September 13, 2017, from

Susan B Anthony's Challenges timeline.

Susan B. Anthony House

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. ( 2017, March 28). Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Retrieved September 13, 2017, from

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Staff -

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman. (2017, August 02). Retrieved September 13, 2017, from

the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movement

Debra McCullough -

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth. (n.d.). Retrieved September 13, 2017, from

Susan B Anthony's Challenges timeline.

Susan B. Anthony House

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Web -