The Women 's Rights Movement

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The Women’s Rights Movement
What was the significance of the Seneca Falls Convention on the Women’s Rights Movement?

Jennifer Flores
AMH2010
Mr. Stehlin
16 November 2015

The Women’s Rights Movement began in 1848 with the first assembly of women and men gathering to discuss the civil, social, and other conditions of women. The Seneca Falls Convention was the start of the women’s movement. The two women who organized this event were Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, both who were abolitionists and believed women deserved the rights men were given. This convention began on July 19, 1848 and lasted through July 20, 1848. Although the convention lasted two days, the outcome of this convention sparked the women’s rights movement in various ways. The Seneca Falls Convention was very significant in establishing the women’s rights movement in the sense of creating the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, influencing women bravery in the Civil War due to the expression of equality between men and women, and it led many to believe this convention was the biggest and most important event that has occurred.

To begin with, one of the outcomes of the Seneca Falls Convention was the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was to propose the draft of this document. The document was written based off of the Declaration of Independence to, “parallel the struggles of the Founding Fathers with those of

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