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This assignment asks you to engage a collection of primary sources in responding

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This assignment asks you to engage a collection of primary sources in responding to this historical question:
***How did the abolitionist movement contribute to the development of the women’s rights movement in the United States?*****
Use ONLY the following, provided source materials in building your response.
Primary Sources:

(1838) Angelina Grimke, “Address to the Massachusetts Legislature”


Angelina Grimké, “Address to the Massachusetts Legislature (1838)
Catharine Beecher, “An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism” (1837)
Catharine Beecher, An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism (1837)
Angelina Grimké, “Letters to Catharine Beecher” (1837)
Angelina Grimké, Letters to Catharine Beecher (1837)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eighty Years and More (1898)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eighty Years and More (1815-1897): Reminiscences of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (NY: European Publishing Company, 1898), 78-83.
Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
Seneca Falls Convention, “Declaration of Sentiments,” (1848)
https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/women-fight-for-the-vote/about-this-exhibition/seneca-falls-and-building-a-movement-1776-1890/seneca-falls-and-the-start-of-annual-conventions/frederick-douglass-speaks-in-support/
Frederick Douglass, “The Rights of Women,” The North Star (July 28, 1848)
Just like the earlier paragraph assignment, this assignment is designed to gauge your ability to make a cohesive historical argument that is rooted in primary source evidence. You will be evaluated on the quality of your argument, your integration and analysis of the provided evidence (including through effective quotation), and your ability to structure these materials effectively in an essay. Keep in mind, I am evaluating your engagement with the provided primary sources–so you should not use any outside sources.
Technical Requirements: Your response should be 4 pages long, double-spaced, with 1″ margins. You should write in 12pt Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font. Citations should be in Chicago-style footnotes (here is a guide to Chicago-style footnotes). The only thing that should be in the header is your name.

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