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Updated: 2/7/2020
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  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist who wanted to take part in the first World's Anti Slavery Convention. However...
  • I have a right to speak too!
  • NO! You are a woman and you are not allowed to take part in this convention!
  • ... and that's how Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton met and created the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's right's convention in America.
  • This isn't fair! We should have the same rights as the men do!
  • You're right! We should make our own convention for women!
  • At the Seneca Falls Convention, the men and women who gathered created the "Declaration of Sentiments, " which was a document called for reforms in women's rights such. It was modeled after the Declaration of Independence.
  • "We hold these truth to be self evident; that all men AND women are created equal."
  • Unfortunately the Civil War interrupted the women's rights movement
  • After the Civil War, the 15th amendment was passed. It granted former male slaves the right to vote, which angered some of the women fighting for suffrage.
  • It's good that black men can vote now, but how come women were not included in this amendment?
  • This caused the women's right's movement to split in half. Two groups formed: the National Women's Suffrage Association (founded by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton) and the American Women's Suffrage Association (founded by Lucy Stone)
  • NWSA
  • We need a new amendment that includes women.
  • We can keep the amendment, but we should work for reforms at the state level.
  • AWSA
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