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    Declaration of Sentiments The Declarations of sentiments was arguably the most significant document in history for the advancement of women in the nineteenth century America. It was made famous at the first Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York, in July of 1848. Drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the declaration outlined a series of grievances resulting from the unfair treatment of women and proposed eleven resolutions arguing that women had the right

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    began with women exclusively invited, the second day was held for the public which included men. Elizabeth wrote the Declaration of Sentiments which is a disquisition about women’s right and their role in society. In the SENECA FALLS WOMEN’S RIGHTS CONVENTION, the author emphasizes the importance of women’s participation in leadership roles in society. By mimicking the Declaration of Independence Stanton was able to speak amongst many who were concerned about equality with men before the law, in

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    The “Declaration of Sentiments” authored by Elizabeth Cady Stanton from the Seneca Falls Convention is a document that insists in written form that the government should allow women to practice their rights. Back then, women were not allowed to vote or use their voice but, now during the times “The Awakening” was written by Kate Chopin, women had more privileges and rebellious attitude. The main character, Edna Pontellier has more freedom and self-rule than any other woman back in 1848. The purpose

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    The Declaration of Sentiments was an extremely influential document because it demanded civil liberties for women in the first women's rights convention. This is important as it shows women were no longer afraid from challenging current social barriers. In the first paragraph, Stanton makes it very clear how fiercely she’s advocating for these rights. She argues that rights should be given because all people were created equal. God, as she puts it, did not give one individual the power to rule over

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    Feminism in the United States: The Declaration of Sentiments Kyron Brown History 2010 – W9 Professor Pennig November 26, 2014 Introduction In the year 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton conveyed to the audience of the Seneca Falls Convention the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions . The Declaration of Sentiments was written with the purpose of demanding civil freedom for women and of righting the wrongs of society. The Declaration included events where women’s rights were being oppressed

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    between genders have been going on for a very long time. In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” to point out the double standards that women face. She offered solutions to all of the problems and was a big advocate for gender equality. Stanton wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal” (“The Declaration”). It is such a simple statement, but for some reason it does not hold true today. Because many people

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    Document interpretation of Declarations of Sentiments The Declarations of Sentiments was written in 1848, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she explains the way the women of her ere were oppressed, and that they want more rights, not so much because they are women, but because their human. It also says that men tend to monopolize all jobs that are associated with wealth or education, so there is really no place for a woman to grow in society, therefore she becomes societally dead, for lack of better words

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    in which women had to endure. They despised the way it heaped inequality and servitude upon women, and decided to assert their opinion on the issue in order to change the perceptions and imposed limitations on women. In Stanton’s speech, “Declaration of Sentiments”, and in Brady’s article, “I Want a Wife”, both women attempt to convince their audiences that females deserve complete equality with men by stating the submissive situations and obligations women find themselves immersed in. This is done

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    opening paragraph of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments, which narrates, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary…,” (Stanton 1), along with the title itself reveals a connection to Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the declaration after being excluded from the World Anti-Slavery convention, much like how the colonists were excluded from British Parliament. Declaration of Sentiments lists the grievances of women, which is another

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    women today, but possibly none more important than the “Declaration of Sentiments” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The declaration was able to make an extremely strong and memorable impact, not only for the ideas presented in it, but also for its strong rhetoric and use of figurative language such as anaphora and syntax; also, notable is its imitation of the “Declaration of Independence”. Though written over one hundred years ago, the declaration written at the Seneca Falls Convention addressing women’s

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