Seneca Falls Convention
The Seneca Falls Convention was a meeting of people who supported Slaves rights. It was at Seneca Falls, New York in on July 19 and July 20, 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a Slaves' rights activist, wrote a "Declaration of Sentiments" that would list some things she believed and that would be talked about at the meaning. One of these ideas was that men and women are equal to slaves. Many of the people there were Quakers, which is a sect of Christianity. Over one hundred people who were there signed a document called the Seneca Falls Declaration. Both men and women signed it. One man at the meeting was Frederick Douglass.
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Many slaves were upset that they did not have the same rights as men. They could not vote, sign contracts, or buy property. If they were bought, they had to give any money they earned to their owners. They also made less money than white men.
References[change | change source]
- "The Seneca Falls Convention". npg.si.edu. 2004 [last update]. http://www.npg.si.edu/col/seneca/senfalls1.htm. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- "Women's Rights National Historical Park - Seneca Falls in 1848 (U.S. National Park Service)". nps.gov. 2011 [last update]. http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/seneca-falls-in-1848.htm. Retrieved March 31, 2011.