The Declaration of Sentiments from the First Women's Rights Convention Favorite 



Jul 20 1848


Seneca Falls, NY

The Declaration of Sentiments, also known as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, is a document signed in 1848 at the first women's rights convention to be organized by women. Held in Seneca Falls, New York, the convention is now known as the Seneca Falls Convention. The principal author of the Declaration was Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who modeled it upon the United States Declaration of Independence.

via wikipedia.

Essentially, the Declaration of Sentiments is a remix of the Declaration of Independence. Rather than simply making a list of demands, Stanton drew upon on the history of the new nation, challenging readers to extend the logic of beliefs they already held.

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