What was the effect of the Seneca Falls Convention?

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Peter Share
Sep 16, 2016


It was the beginning of the Suffrage Movement in the United States.


The Seneca Falls Convention was organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two of the more prominent women in the early suffrage movement.

On day two the women presented a "Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances." The beginning of this declaration contains the same words which were used in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…”

Men were invited and the well-known abolitionist Frederick Douglas was in attendance.

The movement from that day forward was active except during the Civil War when its leaders yielded to Nationalism but promised to pick up their fight as soon as the war was over, which they did.

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