Women's Convection At Seneca Falls

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The Seneca falls convention opened the eye of many women on how men had all the rights unlike women who had slim to none. Before the Convention, women were denied many opportunities for instance, the right to vote, education, and were basically treated like property. Leading this convention there were five very strong figures who influenced the beginning of a revolution called the Women’s Right Movement. Therefore, the Women’s Convection at Seneca falls was what set the chain of events that led to the Women’s Rights Movement.
Before the Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls women were denied basic rights within the social, economic, and political realms. Women were viewed inferior compared to white men. “Like slaves, [in the] nineteenth-century
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The details in this convention are crucial to understand the success of the Women’s Convention to have inspired the Women’s Rights Movement. The day of the Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls, New York they met at the Wesleyan Chapel shortly after 11 AM. Leading, Elizabeth Stanton read the Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances. This declaration was molded as the Declaration of Independence and the preamble stating, “we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal…” Because they used the Declaration of Independence as their mold questioning the founding fathers if their declaration was as perfect as everyone thought by adding the word women. This immediately drew a lot of attention making the convention an event more controversial than expected. The founding fathers are believed to be some of the wisest men in the United States has had. Therefore, Women using the Declaration and changing it was very strategic. They questioned the founding fathers and create a rebelling effect without literally rebelling. The convention was so important it was “…the topic of discussion, in public and private, for a long time, and stung many women into new thought and action, and gave rise to the movement for women’s political equality both in England and the United …show more content…
First, her husband Henry B. Stanton who was an abolitionist orator and organizer. Through Henry she met key people who became contacts of many important people who would be key players in the future Women’s Right Movement. During Elizabeth’s and Henry’s honeymoon they attended the World Anti-Slavery convention in London. In this convention was when she met Lucretia Mott and the circle of the Quaker abolitionist women from Philadelphia. Mott was very important because she presented a “new world of thought” for Stanton. All these events in Stanton’s life made the Seneca Falls convention even possible in the first place. In the year 1846 Elizabeth moved to Seneca falls, where she described, “In Seneca Falls my life was comparatively solitary, and the change from Boston was somewhat depressing” She had a tough life there with an increasing number of children. She was discontent on how women were supposed to take roles like wife, mother, housekeeper, physician, and spiritual guide. Her soul had already been sparked at the World Anti- Slavery and seeing the oppression at her home intensified her empowerment toward the Women’s Convention leading towards the Women’s Rights

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