Women’s rights / Article

Women’s rights / Article
AMH2010

(558 words)

 

In 1848 in the month of July a gathering devoted to women’s rights took place in Seneca Falls, New York. Only about one hundred people attended this convention and about two thirds of the crowd were women. Elizabeth Stanton a principal organizer of this gathering wanted to stand up for what she believed in and give women a voice all around the country that couldn’t speak for themselves. At the gathering Stanton developed her own type of Declaration calling it the “Declaration of sentiments, Grievances, and resolutions” that was a shot at the preamble of the Declaration of Independence that stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” Basically

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