Female historians in the US paid attention to the recent speech of Hillary Clinton because she mentioned the Declaration of Sentiments. There are many interesting facts that should be learnt by people about it and a struggle or women’s rights. First, it has certain roots in a dispute over seating, and this is how everything started. The convention was in chaos because of the latest news that American women wanted to vote, speak at it, and serve on committees. That’s why they were shut off men’s view. Mott and Stanton decided to plot their own convention to address women’s state.
Another interesting fact is that this declaration was based on the Declaration of Independence. More than 300 men and women from different backgrounds and circles attended the convention at Seneca Falls where Stanton read a special document setting out the agenda of the whole group. It was based on the American Declaration of Independence because of its convenient format and its bold statement that women are equal. However, it wasn’t the 1st document on female rights used as a model. New York passed the first law that granted married women their rights to own property whole being swayed by its familiar language and with the help of many women present at the convention.
This declaration wasn’t signed only by women because its final copy was signs by more than 30 men. Of course, many of them were family members of husbands of women who were present there. It’s also worth mentioning that not all people who were present considered that the declaration of Sentiments needed to include a certain call for suffrage. This document, just like specific conventions adopted in the same place, are famous for its incredible demands, including the requirements for men to hold the same moral standard as women in addition to holding anti-women laws without any authority. However, a resolution for suffrage wasn’t unanimously supported, but it still was adopted eventually. The main reason is that this incentive wasn’t so popular, but this declaration manages to set its wheels in motion.
The worst part is that no one can find the original of the Declaration of Sentiments, despite its historical value for the US. This important document has gone missing somehow. The closest thing to its original is the printed copy made by Douglass right after the convention at Seneca Falls.
Female historians in the US paid attention to the recent speech of Hillary Clinton because she mentioned the Declaration of Sentiments. There are many interesting facts that should be learnt by people about it and a struggle or women’s rights. First, it has certain roots in a dispute over seating, and this is how everything started.