Analysis Of Seneca Falls Women's Right Convention By Judith Wellman

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In the article Seneca Falls Women’s Right convention the author, Judith Wellman speaks about the main causes she believes lead to the Seneca Falls Woman’s rights convention. This convention symbolized the first modern protest for woman’s rights and Wellman uses facts from the article to support her argument. For instance, Wellman states that there are three major reform organizations that pushed the people into networks before the Seneca Falls convention formed. The author identifies these networks as legal reforms, political abolitionists, and Quaker abolitionists The first network was one of the most influential, according to Wellman. It was the Legal Reformers and they worked towards the rights of married woman, like them being able to own property. Wellman believes that the Legal Reformers also brought to light other political issues. This network evolved from a statewide debate about legal rights of married Women in New York, which Wellman argued that this is what challenged people to take a look at woman’s place in society. …show more content…
This network was a division of people who didn’t support slavery, as well as some who did, which ultimetley caused the division. This didn’t occur in Seneca Falls, but instead in Waterloo and Wellman believes that it drew people from outside of Seneca Falls into the issue, and that is why it was an influencer. However, an event in waterloo created a breakout in religious bonds, and after the Quaker group that called themselves “friends” formed. The group “friends” is important to Wellman’s argument because they are the group who linked there issues to women’s rights. Overall, the main reason why Wellman includes them in the network is because the Quakers had a huge impact on the movement. They were one of the largest groups to sign the Seneca Falls Declaration of sediments. Without them, it would probably not have been

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