Women's rights have been a major issue in our country's past and even in the present day. As early as the Iroquois Indians, women have been characterized as property of men and have taken on the roles of cooking, cleaning, and childcare. Eventually powerful women like Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Abigail Adams have fought for women's rights to be free from men and have roles of any position they choose. These women and the women of our country have overcome this enormous obstacle and now women can hold any position they please. One great example is Hillary Clinton and her position as Governor of New York. Today women are free to do whatever and be whoever they want.
"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth is an exceptional speech that aided in achieving women's rights. Truth's speech was to the point and every bit of truth. "I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me!" is one of the exceptional lines in her speech. Women like Sojourner Truth can work just as hard as or better than men in any field of work whether in the fields or in an office. No matter your race, every woman deserves to be free and have rights just as everyone else. Another truthful line in her speech states that men say "women can't have as much rights as men, "cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a Woman!" This line is so full of truth that it should make any man realize that women are needed in this world. Without the inspiring words of Sojourner Truth and other women, women wouldn't have the freedom of being whoever they choose to be.
The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions written at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 was prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and is one of the greatest declarations to symbolize the rights of women all over the country. This declaration exploits the restrictions enforced on women in 1848 by the men in their lives and the men of their country.