Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits


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Why were women initially not given the right to vote?

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1. Why were women involved in the abolition and temperance movement?

2. How did the 1848 Women's Right Convention seek to work toward gender equality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo focuses on how women gained the right to vote in the U.S. and Great Britain You will be tested on specific events like the first Women's Rights Convention and the creation of the Declaration of Sentiments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll learn:

  • Who wrote the Declaration of Sentiments
  • Traditional gender roles in the 19th century
  • Minimum voting age in Great Britain when women first gained the right to vote
  • The first U.S. state/territory to give women the right to vote

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast gender roles during the 19th century
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Declaration of Sentiments and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first major convention to focus on women's rights

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how gender roles were defined in the era
  • Identify strategies used to get women the right to vote
  • Compare how early and modern women's rights movements addressed grievances