Seneca Falls Convention

By: Miranda and Farrah

Who? When? Where?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were the organizers of the convention. Took place at Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19, 1848. It greatly affected the future of women in the United States.


What?

It was the first women's rights convention ever held in the United States. Elizabeth Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances. The Declaration was detailed by the injustices inflicted upon women in the United States and called women to organize and petition for their rights, it was signed by over 100 people.


Why and How is it important?

It took place because women was tired of not being able thought of equals and got tired of it. Women also wanted to change the 19th Amendment saying that they had the right to vote, suffrage. The convention and another meeting a few days later in Rochester drew ridicule and criticism from the press. The Declaration became the blueprint for the women's right movement and the suffrage movement, which soon gained national attention.