By: Christie, Emily, and Natalie
This report was printed soon after the Seneca Falls Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, in July 1848, the first woman's rights convention of its kind to be held in the United States. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the conference. The Seneca Falls Convention was partly the result of Mott being snubbed at the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. The discrimination in slavery motivated Mott and other activists to organize a conference about woman's rights, resulting in the Seneca Falls Convention.
The publication lists the convention attendees who signed the Declaration of Sentiments, which was closely based on the Declaration of Independence with its preamble and list of grievances. The document declares that “all men and women are created equal.” and lists the injustices to which men subjected women. The right to vote became the main argument in the woman's rights movement in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sixty-eight women and thirty-two men signed the Declaration of Sentiments.