Seneca Falls Convention And New York

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Seneca Falls Convention The Seneca Falls Convention was the first woman’s rights convention in the United States. The assembly was organized by many women who were present in abolition and temperance movements, and lasted for two days, July 19–20 on 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention’s main purpose was to bring attention to unequal treatment of women, and brought about 300 women, including around 40 men. The Seneca Falls Convention played a major role in women’s rights throughout the United States and is composed of important before, during, and aftermath history. Eight years before the Seneca Falls Convention, in 1840, a World Anti-Slavery Convention was held in London. There, delegates had voted to not have women participate in the convention and sit in a sectioned off area. At that time two of the Seneca Falls Convention organizers were present, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Lucretia Mott was a mid-forties Quaker minister, abolitionist, and feminist. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was young bride and abolitionist who admired Mott, who soon became close friends. At some point during the convention, they spoke about the idea of having a woman’s rights convention. Eight years later, Stanton lived in Seneca Falls and Mott came to visit her sister, Martha C. Wright, in a neighboring town Waterloo. While in a social visit on July 14, Luretia Mott, Elizabeth Stanton, Martha C. Wright, Jane Hunt, and Mary Ann McClintock concluded that it was time to “discuss the
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