Women's Suffrage

National History Day 2022

Debate & Diplomacy



Women marched and fought to earn their rights and ban slavery. The National Movement for women's rights occured in Seneca Falls, New York, in July 1848. This was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. About 300 people attended the Seneca Falls Convention to outline a direction for the women's rights movement. Stanton's call to arms, her "Declaration of Sentiments," echoed the Declaration of Independence. During the Women's Suffrage movement there were many Amendments passed. Many women marched in a parade, holding up signs to protest. Women's Suffrage gave women and slaves their right to vote.