The Rights Of Women In The Unites States From 1846 To The Civil War

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Since the Unites States free themselves from the oppressing government of British power, the U.S created the opportunity for citizens to become more civilized and understanding nation toward human’s rights. There were many hardships that the United States had to go through for the human rights to start flourishing. There were wars and many political changes that lead to better opportunities in society for women and slaves. Many things happened between 1846 and the civil war in the early 1850’s woman started to revolt and realize there was more to life then just being human puppets. Then shortly after that the parties started to separate and states began to fear that the president would take away their slaves so in fear of that they started to separate from the united states. The last events lead to an unwanted turn of events which is the civil war confederates that were fighting for slavery. Political history of the United States from 1846 to the Civil War was a great influence for woman’s rights (1850-1853), separation of states(1860) and freedom of slavery(1862-1864).
At first woman tried to fight for their rights but society did not even care of their opinion and it was until 1850 that woman decided to take a stand for the first time and held the first national woman’s rights convention. From that point on, society tried to do what they new best and it was to oppress the woman one more time but this time they went harder on them, they would not let them do anything besides house chores they could not vote or have a piece of property they could not sign any agreements . And it was just a way of living that they where used to until they got tired of it and many woman started expressing themselves by writing books in hope of opening many woman’s eyes. And it was when a woman convinced her husband to help her in the fight for woman’s rights and started a bigger movement after that, it produced the "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions," which was one equal to the declaration of independence that stated “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal”. And after all that fighting the only thing they got was some property rights to married women, but nonetheless the most important thing is that this movement lead to something bigger in the future and gave the bravery to other woman to follow on the work of those who fought so harsh to get at least some rights and eventually woman’s gained little by little their full rights. Therefore, due to the hard work of these women their rights were coming to surface little by little.
The southern states wanted to secede from the union due to the fear that north would restrict and outlawed the slavery. With Lincoln presidency the south states started their separation...

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