Seneca Falls Convention Analysis

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In 1848, the first women 's rights convention took place in Seneca Falls, New York. Three hundred women attended the convention to achieve equal rights in society. As an illustration women in the 1840’s couldn’t vote, own property, have custody of their children after a divorce or even share the same religious rights as their male counterparts. Thus, leading to the Seneca Falls Declaration. The Seneca Falls Declaration shared a similar style to the Declaration of Independence except that it demanded civil liberties to women. The significance of the Seneca Falls Convention was that it prepared the agenda for future women rights movements. Not only did it pave the way for future women rights movements but it also caused many other conventions …show more content…
To begin with, Spain acquired control of the terrain from France in 1763 and was in control of the area during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. As a result, all agricultural products that shipped down the Mississippi river, and out of the New Orlean’s ports had a modest tariff place on them by Spain. Eventually, Spain struck a deal with France regarding the Louisiana territory. In other words, Spain would return control of the territory to France with the exception that the French weren’t allowed to trade the area unless they had permission from the Spanish. The intention of this was to establish a buffer zone between Spain in North Mexico and the United States. Thomas Jefferson was alarmed by the transfer of control in the Louisiana territory that he sent Robert R. Livingston to purchase New Orleans. Instead Livingston and one of France’s negotiator asked what Livingston could offer for the entire Louisianna territory. After a day of negotiating, France accepted the 15 million dollar offer that Livingston presented. It’s important to realize that France was on the brink of war with Britain, and they needed the money along with the neutrality of the United States. However, when France traded the Louisianna territory to the United States, they broke their agreement with Spain. Spain protested that the sale was illegal but with no prevail. Ultimately, the United …show more content…
Before the events of the Nullification Crisis took place, Andrew Jackson appointed John Eaton as his Secretary of War. John Eaton had married a tavern maid woman by the name of Margaret Peggy. Consequently, when he married Peggy, it caused John Eaton to become plagued with scandal because of high-status women in Jackson’s political party began to slander and gossip about Peggy marrying out of her social class. Floride Calhoun, the wife of Andrew Jackson’s vice president, was the ringleader of the slander and gossip surrounding Peggy Eaton. The result was tension between both Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. The reason tension arose between both men was that Andrew Jackson’s wife Rachel, had died early in his presidency, and Andrew Jackson blamed his opposing political party for Rachel’s death because they criticized and degraded her during his campaign. Under these circumstances, Andrew Jackson saw the same events repeating for Peggy Eaton. Accordingly, the drama from the PeggyEaton Affair spilled over into politics. As a result, Andrew Jackson decided to separate himself from John C. Calhoun and elected Martin Van Buren as his new vice president. This action from Jackson caused John C. Calhoun to reinvent himself as an ultra-southern, taking up views such as low tariffs,

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