As a teacher of theology, medicine, or law, she is not known. The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
Resolved, That woman has too long rested satisfied in the circumscribed limits which corrupt customs and a perverted application of the Scriptures have marked out for her, and that it is time she should move in the enlarged sphere which her great Creator has assigned her.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world. But there are still women who think all women belong at home, and are satisfied to be kept within circumscribed limits. He has endeavored, in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life.
Irate at their treatment, Stanton and Mott began to plot a convention of their own—this time, to address the state of women. As a teacher of theology, medicine, or law, she is not known.
Resolved, that woman has too long rested satisfied in the circumscribed limits which corrupt customs and a perverted application of the Scriptures have marked out for her, and that it is time she should move in the enlarged sphere which her great Creator has assigned her.
The restriction on black voting remained in place until after the Civil War. Resolved, that 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.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
Resolved, therefore, 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 private 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.
He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments, and from those she is permitted to follow, she receives but a scanty remuneration. Having deprived her of this first right of a citizen, the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, he has oppressed her on all sides.
Black men could vote only if they owned sufficient property. This statement is a bit difficult to understand, but it basically says that women and men are equal in capabilities and responsibilities and so deserve to be treated equally.
The Resolution was adopted. It was based on the Declaration of Independence He allows her in Church, as well as State, but a subordinate position, claiming Apostolic authority for her exclusion from the ministry, and, with some exceptions, from any public participation in the affairs of the Church.
He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction, which he considers most honorable to himself. 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 but deemed of little account in man.
The minutes having been read, the resolutions of the day before were read and taken up separately.
We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Resolved, That inasmuch as man, while claiming for himself intellectual superiority, does accord to woman moral superiority, it is pre-eminently his duty to encourage her to speak, and teach, as she has an opportunity, in all religious assemblies.The Declaration of Sentiments, also known as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, is a document signed in by 68 women and 32 men— out of some attendees at the first women's rights convention to be organized by women.
The Declaration of Sentiments and the resolutions adopted by the Seneca Falls Convention is hailed for its groundbreaking demands—like insisting that men be held to the same moral standards as.
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Ann D. Gordon (New Brunswick, N.J., ). Declaration of Sentiments When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind.
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D. Smith. S.E. & 20th. Created Date. The Declaration of Independence states that "All men are created equal", but when it comes to women, we are demeaned. Elizabeth's Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions is rich with logical, emotional, and ethical appeals.Download