Women's Liberation Movement

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In History
  • Elizabeth Stanton

    Elizabeth Stanton
    Elizabeth Stanton believed that women needed to take action in order to gain equality for themselves. Stanton and another women's rights activist, Lucretia Mott organized the Seneca Falls Convention. 68 women and 32 men signed a Declaration of Sentiments which declared that women were equal to men with an inalienable right to the elective franchise.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony
    She believed that men and women should be able to live and work equally and that that both genders should commit themselves to standing up for cruelty and injustice in the world. She opposed alcohol and drinking and believed that a male who was drunk was harmful to women and children because of the violence it caused. She protested against the use of alcohol but politicians refused to listen because she was a woman and was speaking on behalf of a women’s issue.
  • The Seneca Falls Convention

    The Seneca Falls Convention
    This was when women first started demanding rights and equality, but it wasn't an official part of the women's liberation movement. At this conference, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton formed an alliance to become women's rights activists. They were upset about the treatment them and all other women were getting. Although this convention was effective, women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 and the Equal Rights Amendment was not passed until 1972.
  • Alice Paul

    Alice Paul
    She was the leader of the most militant group against women’s suffrage. She joined a group fighting against women's suffrage when she was in graduate school in London. During fighting with this group she learned some tactics for fighting for a cause, and brought them back to the group in the U.S. This group began fighting for rights in the U.S and held protests and other events outside of the Whitehouse to get what they wanted.
  • Founding of the Black Panther Party

    Founding of the Black Panther Party
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
  • The Equal Rights Amendment

    The Equal Rights Amendment
    The Equal Rights Amendment was proposed to congress, in an effort to guarantee women and men equality and give women the same rights as men. The amendment was introduced to congress in 1923 but did not officially pass until 1972.
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    When the Women's Liberation Movement started

    The women's liberation movement started because women were upset over their lack of rights.Their goal was to achieve more rights for themselves and stop discrimination towards women. Another one of their major goals related to discrimination and lack of rights was in the workforce. Women and the other groups wanted women to have more opportunities to work instead of only being mothers and wives.