In 1848, a group of activists met in Seneca Falls, New York and issued a “Declaration of Sentiments” (external link) modeled on the Declaration of Independence. Like the original, it listed a series of grievances. These grievances noted, in part, that women had been denied the right to vote, property rights, and access to higher education.
By the 1960s much progress had been made in these areas. In 1961, not only was the right for women to vote enshrined in the Constitution, but 20 sat as members of Congress and 2 more served in the Senate. By 1963, women not only had full rights to income and property, but were protected by the first federal statute guaranteeing equal pay for equal work. Also by the 1960s, it was routine for women to continue their education through university, with some going on to earn PhDs and continue in academia as professors.
Consider that document and identify:
Read “Roe v. Wade” and “The Legacy of Roe: The Debate Continues” (both external links). After reading these passages, consider: