Tides of the Past, Part 2: The Women’s Rights Convention and Paving the Way for the Vote

Tides of the Past, Part 2: The Women’s Rights Convention and Paving the Way for the Vote

Since the American Revolution, many women in the US were actively seeking equal treatment and rights. The first Women’s Rights Convention, also referred to as the Seneca Falls Convention took place on July 19-20, 1848. Inspired by this, the first Ohio Woman’s Convention took place on April 19-20, 1850, in Salem, Ohio. It was here that petitions were collected asking that women’s suffrage to be added to the state constitution and that the word “male” be deleted from Ohio’s constitution. Though neither of these resolutions passed, it was just the beginning of a long enduring battle for women’s rights in Ohio and the nation.

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