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Reforms Benefitting Women before the U.S. Civil War

What practical reforms, for example, changes in laws, were the result of the pre-Civil War women's movement?

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What practical reforms, for example, changes in laws, were the result of the pre-Civil War women's movement?

Sadly, the short answer to your question is "very little." The pre-Civil War women's rights movement that began with a convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848 was a spin-off from the anti-slavery movement in which women were highly active. Having put in a lot of work to help free the slaves, women like Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, ...

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This solution discusses women's rights before the Civil War achieved some successes on the state level in terms of property rights. The solution delves into issues such as the 1948 convention at Seneca Falls and the efforts of people such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Amendments to the constitution after the Civil war are also included in the discussion. The solution is 276 words and two references are given.

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