One of the biggest reasons I have for choosing this topic was to find out what these women did to make a difference, not only in their lives, but in the lives of so many future generations. How does one group of disrespected, non-voting, non-working women, gain the attention of the rest of the world? They changed history for themselves and the rest of the nation. What I …show more content…
The motive behind this Seneca Falls convention was to raise the awareness of the general population to the oppression, not only of slaves, but of women. The anti-slavery movement was in full swing and many people in the North were in favor of the movement. It started splintering when the women's rights issues were added to the platform. Not many men wanted to be seen in support of the issues women were facing. It was Lucretia Mott's husband who presided over the Seneca Falls Convention. The issues with which they were most immediately concerned included control of earnings, personal freedom and custody of children in divorce cases.
In the 1840's, women were considered the property of their husbands. Their earnings were also considered the property of the husband. These women, many of whom