The Declaration of Sentiments
This document was the first of it's kind, creating a tremendous change for women and promoting general equality for all.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal."
 -Declaration of Sentiments
List of signatures on the Declaration of Sentiments

  • Presented during the Seneca Falls Convention in New York in 1848.
  • Structured like the Declaration of Independence and presented new ideas of women importance.
  • "Forthrightly demanded that the rights of women as right-bearing individuals be acknowledged and respected by society."
  • Signed by sixty-eight women and thirty-two men

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucretia Mott were two American activists for women's rights. They organized the Seneca Falls Convention to:
  • address women's rights
  • present the Declaration of Sentiments (which they wrote together)

 Fredrick Douglass was very important at this event because he:
  • was a radical male figure
  • was a supporter for women's rights
  • and spoke at the convention