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DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS

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Transcript of DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS

Declaration of Sentiments
By Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Presentation by: Aayush, Julie, Sean, and Remi
Hook (TBD)
Stanton's Life
Lived 1815-1902 in Johnston, NY
Father was a lawyer
Only girl in school
“Wish she had been boy”
Denied Union College in Schenectady
Henry Stanton--abolitionist & journalist
Seneca Falls Convention
Women still could not vote while poor whites and black men could.
Held July 19-20, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York
Year of revolutions
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were the key organizers
Hook (TBD)
A Call For Action
THE BIG IDEA?
Thesis:
In her speech, “Declaration of Sentiments,” delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton utilizes the model of the Declaration of Independence and repetition to call her audience to action and fight for women’s rights.
Overarching Thesis:
In order to positively contribute to society, one must utilize effective rhetoric to seem more credible, in turn, forwarding their purpose(s) to move society in the way that they see fit.

's rhetoric
Stanton's Rhetoric:
Parallelism -- the parody
Begins with satire
Ends with resounding message
Anaphora -- a characteristic of the original
"He has"
"Resolved"

Effect of Her Speech
Calls women to action
Stimulates them to fight for their rights by encouraging them to leave the background
Stanton's Purpose
To get women to stand up for their rights
Valuable:
Gave women courage
Demanded action
Started a movement
Without effective rhetoric Point is obsolete
Without: She is not credible
Her message is lost
What Rhetoric Does for Stanton?
Word Choice Educated
Repetition Easy to follow
Parallels to D.O.I Connects to audience
Overall
: Rhetoric makes Stanton a credible speaker
Makes her point stronger
Counterexample
She has good intentions
Due to her lack of rhetorical devices
Failed to connect with students
Unable to forward her purpose
Explained
If you properly use effective rhetoric...
You will become an active and influential citizen and leader
How to Positively Contribute to Society
Using effective rhetoric to connect to audience
establishes credibility
Allows a person to state ideas that can help advance society in a good (or bad) direction
Rhetoric Credibility Trust.
which grants Responsibility and Influence
What defines an Influential Citizen?
An individual that can impact one's community
Valued member of society
Looked up to
Leading figure
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