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Seneca Falls Convention

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Seneca Falls Convention
Who was influential in the Women's suffrage movement?
When was it?
10:00 AM July 19th & 20th, 1848

Where was it?
The Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.

What was it?

The first women's suffrage convention in the United States.
The convention at Seneca falls was organized by two abolitionists, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The women met at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery convention in London, where as women they were excluded from the convention floor. The insulting gesture of the convention was the stimulant for the Women's rights movement in the us.
How Does The Abolition Movement Relate?
Women who were active in the abolitionist movement became interested in women’s rights as well, for many reasons. Female abolitionists sometimes faced discrimination within the movement itself, which led to their politicization on the issue of women’s rights. In addition, women working to secure freedom for African Americans began to see some legal similarities between their situation as Anglo women and the situation of enslaved black men and women.
By: Brooke Potoshnik, Rosie Giacomoni & Cameron Dixon
The Basics
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton had an early introduction to the reform movements because her husband, Henry Stanton, was a delegate in the World-Anti Slavery Convention in London. At the convention she met Lucretia Mott, a Quaker who dedicated her life to human equality, when a group of women including Stanton and Mott were refused their seats at the convention because of their sex. This outraged the women, including the Stanton and Mott, and they both shared the same idea that there should be a convention on women's rights. After 8 years of talking and planning, Stanton, Mott, Wright, Hunt, and Mary Ann M’Clintock made the plan to call the first women's rights convention. Then, on July 19-20th 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention was held. Stanton wrote many speeches to be ready for Susan B. Anthony, who was also part of the reformation.

Timeline of Events
Things to remember:
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820, and grew up on a cotton farm in a Quaker family. When she was 20 years old, her fathers cotton farm business failed and she became a teacher at a girls school at Canajoharie Academy for 2 years. In 1849, she left Canajoharie academy and devoted her time to social issues for anti-Slavery, and in 1851 she was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton on a street corner in New York. Then, in 1852, Stanton and Anthony established the Women's New York State Temperance Society, which a campaign to give women the right to own property and vote. Later, in 1868, Stanton and Anthony created "The Revoloution", which lobbied for women's rights. Susan B. Anthony died on March 13, 1906.
Martha Wright
Martha Wright lived 1806 to1875 and was the younger sister of Lucretia Coffin Mott. Wright often worked along side Mott but as a supportive role, she was often Mott's secretary when she was a keynote speaker. Wright organized the First Women's Rights Convention and helped countless state and national women's rights conventions. She also had a big part in the abolitionist movements, she even used her house as a stop for the Underground Railroad.
Mary Ann McClintock
Mary Ann McClintock moved from Philadelphia to Waterloo 1835 with her husband. They owned a drugstore on the corner but after awhile Mr. McClintock rented out his building and mysteriously disappeared. the McClintocks don't have many actual records on them but Mary Ann McClintock was in antislavery and religious associations. She met Mott and Wright who recruited her to help with the Convention and became the clerk. Soon after she began giving speeches at conventions and traviling around preaching
Lucretia Mott
Lucretia Mott was born and raised a Quaker. When she was a kid, she attended a Quaker boarding school called Nine Partners. At the school she learned of the horrors of slavery through her readings and lectures, and from a well known Quaker abolitionist named Elias Hicks. She also began to see the inequality between men and women, and at a young age she determined to end such injustice.
Carrie Catt
Carrie Catt was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin. At the age of 7 her family moved to Charles City, Iowa, where as a teenager she graduated high school and later attended Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm in Ames (now Iowa State University) and worked her way through school by washing dishes, working in the library, and teaching. At the top of her class, she was the only woman to graduate her class. After college, she became a teacher, and later became a school principal. In 1887, after retiring from working at the school, she became involved at the Iowa Women's Suffrage Association, which got the 19th Amendment added to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote. She died in 1947.
Jane Hunt
Jane Hunt was born on June 26, 1812, in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up as a Quaker. She married Richard P. Hunt at the age of 33, and ended up moving to Waterloo, New York, where she would eventually end up in Seneca Falls and her and her husband would sign the declaration of Sentiments. It was in her house in Waterloo that the Declaration of Sentiments would be written.
Declaration of Sentiments?
Important Women
from the abolition movement:
Sarah Moore Grimke & Angelina Grimke
Angelina Grimke and Sarah Moore Grimke became famous for making speeches to mixed (male and female) audiences about slavery. For this radical action, clergymen soundly condemned them. As a result, in addition to working for abolition, the Grimke sisters began to advocate for women’s rights.
Sarah Moore Grimke
Angelina Grimke
The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton for the women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Based on the American Declaration of Independence, the Sentiments demanded equality with men before the law, in education and employment. Here, too, was the first pronouncement demanding that women be given the right to vote.

What was the
When was it?
10:00 AM July 19th & 20th, 1848

Where was it?
The Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.

What was it?
The first women's suffrage convention in the United States.

Who founded it?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott

Why did they do it?
Because how they were treated at the 1840 Anti-slavery convention in London.

What did Elizabeth draft for it?
The declaration of sentiments and resolutions.

How many signed the DOS?
68 women and 32 men , 100 total

Which movement did it parallel?
The Abolition movement

-Anti-slavery convention in London

-First Womens rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. After 2 days of discussion 68 women and 32 men sign the Declaration of Sentiments.

Women’s Rights Convention takes place in Worcester, Massachusetts. Over 1,000 people participated and began to be held annually from 1850-1860

-Women have gained almost the same rights as men but some things are still unfair and being fought for. (equal pay)
How the convention was started
Convention specifics:
After 2 days of discussion 68 women and 32 men sign the Declaration of Sentiments.
The first day was just for the
women invited. The second for the general public.
Elizabeth drafted the declaration of sentiments for the convention.
Thank you for your attention
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