Declaration of Sentiments
During the Woman’s Rights Convention, held at Seneca Falls from July 19th to 20th in 1848, the Declaration of Sentiments was accepted. It was written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and rewrote the Declaration of Independence to include women; “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal…” Additionally, it showed how the United States government had oppressed women by not granting them rights that all men had been given.
Seneca Falls: Transcript of Proceedings
This transcript shows the discussions from the Woman’s Rights Convention held at Seneca Falls on July 19th and 20th, 1848. The main question the convention focused on was the “social, civil, and religious conditions of woman.”
Painting of Lucretia Mott
Painting of Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880), the proponent of women's rights, by Joseph Kyle
Smithsonian National Portriat Gallery
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Library of Congress
Crusade for the Vote is a comprehensive educational resource for students and teachers that examines the history of the U.S. woman's suffrage movement.