In July, 1848, women's rights advocates voted on and passed a __________ advocating specific social and legal changes for women.

The __________ saw the birth of an organized women's rights movement.

Abolition leaders believed that outspoken, assertive __________ were an embarrassment to the movement

The myth of the self-made American highlighted the importance of childrearing and instructed women on the development of proper mental and moral habits in the young, but it also emphasized female self-reliance, as in Catharine Sedgwick's 1827 novel __________.

In his 1841 essay ""Self-Reliance,"" __________ supported the power of the independent mind not only to understand the material environment but to achieve a spiritual wholeness with the world; he tried to distinguish true independence of mind from slavish rushing after preferment and celebrity.