The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. In July 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, the meeting launched the women’s suffrage movement.
Stanton and Mott first met in London, where they were attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention with their husbands. When the convention excluded women delegates based on their gender, the pair resolved to hold a women’s rights convention.
The Declaration of Sentiments was the Seneca Falls Convention’s declaration describing women’s grievances and demands. Written primarily by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, it called on women to fight for their Constitutionally guaranteed right to equality as U.S. citizens.