Declaration Of Sentiments Analysis

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The “Declaration of Sentiments” is the first national convention for women’s right in the United States, which demanded equal social status and legal rights to women. It was held in Seneca Falls, New York during July 19-20, 1848. Approximately 300 people attended this meeting. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were the two key individuals of the convention. The meeting had six sessions; three for each day, included a presentation given by Stanton, a talk on law, and multiple conferences about the character of women in society. As a feminist, Stanton eliminated “obey” from her marriage vows, as well as kept her maiden name. The concept of the convention was first formed when Stanton and Mott met in 1840 at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London (“An Analysis of”). During the convention, Stanton, Mott, and other women were not allowed to sit because of their gender. This offended feminists Stanton and Mott, and they “discussed the possibility of women’s rights convention.” Stanton was the one who drafted and presented the Declaration of Sentiments. She also “took the lead in proposing that women be granted the right to vote” (“An …show more content…
It was signed by one hundred of the attendees at the Seneca Falls Convention, both men, and women. The impact of the Seneca Falls Convention saw many positive and negative reviews. News of the convention spread rapidly, and newspapers across the United States were commenting on it. The women’s rights and suffrage movements gained national attention and the Declaration of Sentiments “became the blueprint” they followed (“Declaration of Sentiments”). Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott became powerhouses in the women’s rights movement and continued to speak after the convention in Seneca