Declaration Of Sentiments And Grievances Essay

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On July of 1848, I had the honor of attending Seneca Falls Convention and watching the signing of the Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions. Although I didn’t officially sign the document, by the time it was read, I wish I had. The Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions is a document made during the Seneca Falls Convention, signed by the 68 women and 32 men, for the purpose of expressing the injustice put among the population of women. Written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, the article stood to expand the political rights stated in the Declaration of Independence, to women. That’s what stood out and captivated me the most. So similarly formatted as the document that declared our great nations independence, it asked the important question of why a nation supposedly built on freedom and liberation for all kept restricting the rights of nearly half of the population.…show more content…
Instead of the addressing the overall political body, the document starts with questioning the purpose of family without the equal treatment of the women running it. It helps articulates the importance of family values and a women’s role from not only a political viewpoint, but also from a cultural and religious one as well. The 2nd paragraph within the preamble starts with the famed and uniting expression ‘all men are created equal’ a twist from old British standards that abolished the hierarchy of English born over American born. Mott and Stanton, however, stretched the ideology of equality by adding another twist, women. The unusual, but not completely out of the ordinary that women should be included in the political govern as equal, not second hand citizens. It is time for females to demand “the equal station to which they are entitled”

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