The Declaration Of Independence By Elizabeth Cady Stanton Essay

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The Declaration of Independence written in 1776 was the broadcast of American independence from Great Britain, whereas the lesser famous Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions in 1848 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton was published in order to educate americans citizens of unjust women rights. Both of these declarations were created to serve a greater good in favor of equality and freedoms in the United States of America. Jeffersons declaration addresses the major issues within that time period ad brought them into limelight exposing them to the she word while calling for independence. By 1848 his declaration had no relevance to the affairs present making it flawed in that time period therefore Elizabeth Cady Stanton composed the Declaration of Sentiments and Reclusions by revising Jeffersons article. This revision shed light into the current issues at hold focusing on women rights and suffrage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton finding the declaration of independence flawed and inadequate, attempts to critique it by rewriting the document and modernizing it to societies relevant issues. Stanton throughout the article directly critiques Jeffersons work in order to revise the document while making it relevant to present day society. “All men are created equal”(Jefferson 12) is the “We the People” of the Declaration of independence. Arguably the most famous line of the whole article. It serves as the groundwork for the whole whole documents purpose. In Stanton 's article she revises…

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