The Declaration of Sentiments, also known as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, is a The principal author of the Declaration was Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who modeled it upon the United States Declaration of Independence. attendance at the convention and support of the Declaration helped pass the resolutions. Three days before the convention, feminists Lucretia Mott, Martha C. Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Mary Ann McClintock met to assemble the agenda for. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Delivered before the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Congress () r. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee: .
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elizabdth He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society, are not only tolerated, wnd deemed of little account in man. He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction, which he considers most honorable to himself. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.
Declaration of Sentiments
America’s Most Revolutionary Artist. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new resolutjons, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
It called upon women to organize and to petition for their rights. A New Treatment for Blindness. InStanton, Susan B. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. The final copy was signed by 68 women and 32 menmany of whom were the husbands or family members of women present. The convention that followed was groundbreaking.
We hope this Convention will stanto followed by a series of Conventions, embracing every part of the country. Stanton Not for Ourselves Alone: The restriction on black voting remained in place until after the Civil War. Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England1: He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
For cutting sentimwnts our Trade with all parts of the world: He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to sentimentw, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Resolvedtherefore, That, being invested by the Creator with the same capabilities, and the same consciousness of responsibility for their exercise, it is demonstrably the right and duty of woman, equally with man, to promote every righteous cause, by every righteous means; and especially in regard to the great subjects of morals and religion, it is self-evidently her right to participate with her brother in teaching them, both in elizabeeth and in public, by writing and by speaking, by any instrumentalities proper to be used, and in any assemblies proper to be held; and this being a self-evident truth, growing out of the divinely implanted principles of human nature, any custom or authority adverse to it, whether modern or wearing the hoary sanction of antiquity, is to be regarded as self-evident falsehood, and at war with the interests of mankind.
Some, from their self-evident truth, elicited but little remark; others, after some criticism, much debate, and some slight alterations, were finally passed by a large majority. It turns out that seating is still a hotly contested issue in politics.
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Looking at Artists Looking at Themselves. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. According to the North Starpublished by Frederick Douglasswhose attendance at the convention and support of the Declaration helped pass the resolutions put forward, the document was the “grand movement for attaining the civil, social, political, and religious rights of women.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ResolvedThat it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise. ResolvedThat the equality of human rights results necessarily from the fact of the identity of the race in capabilities and responsibilities. ResolvedThat the women of this country ought to be enlightened in regard to the laws under which they -live, that they may no longer publish their degradation, by declaring themselves satisfied with their present position, nor their ignorance, by asserting that they have all the rights they want.
Only after an impassioned speech by Frederick Douglass did attendees decide to go for it, giving the document its most incendiary demand. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
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In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purposes, her master–the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty, and to administer chastisement. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled. Three days before the convention, feminists Lucretia MottMartha C. The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
ResolvedThat the speedy success of our cause depends upon the zealous and untiring efforts of both men and women, for the overthrow of the monopoly of the pulpit, and for the securing to woman an equal participation with men in the various trades, professions and commerce.