Essay on The Declaration Of Sentiments By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Once, women were looked down upon. Not only were their rights neglected, but so were their lifestyles. For many years, it was nearly impossible for a women to have any self-confidence whatsoever without being judged by the opposite sex, or even the government. There were times when even the most ignorant men were given more rights than the most intelligent women. Women were not only forced to be uneducated, but to practically “wear the pants” in the relationship by doing nothing short of the dirty work. The men were being put on pedestals for the work they were doing, when in reality the women were doing the behind the scenes jobs. The work of the men was strenuous, but they were getting recognized for their work. The women however were not. There was no such thing as equality, no matter what the laws said. The Declaration of Sentiments by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott is an exceptional piece of work that allows the reader to see and feel what the lives of women were like during the early to mid-1800s. One of the major issues in the U.S. in the early nineteenth century was slavery in the American South. The people in the south were for slavery. However, the people in the north were against slavery. Between these two groups of people, there were many instances when they would not agree, especially when dealing with the rights of different people. This was a reoccurring issue among the people. There was no equality, no matter what was promised. Not only were…

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