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Seneca Falls Convention
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to the convention The Conclusion The idea of the Seneca Falls Convention came
from another convention called the 1840
World Anti-Slave Convention which took place in London. During this convention the female
delegates could not participate in the
debates Elizabeth Cady Stanton- American social activist
Lucretia Mott- American Quaker and Abolitionist The Creators It was the first and most influentional women's rights convention. Took place in Seneca Falls New York on July 19-20, 1848. The meeting took two days and six sessions and included a humorous presentation, lecture on law and multiple discussions about the role of women in society. The Seneca Falls Convention Fredrick Douglass argued for approval
of the resolution and convinced the audience
why it was necessary. In the end about 100
out of the 300 attendees signed the declaration.
Out of 100 people that signed the declaration
68 were women and 32 were men The convention drew ridicule and criticism from the press.
Stanton was dismayed by the coverage and states,
"It will start women thinking, and men too: and when men
and women think about a new question, the first step
in progress is taken. Declaration of Sentiments The declaration used the Declaration of Independence as a model was a list of 11 resolutions to be debated and modified. The resolutions made the argument that women had a natural right to equality. The ninth resolution was the most controversial which stated
the women's right to vote. The Declaration of Sentiments became the blueprint for the women's rights movement and for the suffrage movement