July 19, 1848: The Seneca Falls Convention Begins
On this day in 1848, more than 300 men and women assembled in Seneca Falls, New York, for the nation’s first women’s rights convention. Convention organizers, Lucreita Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, spearheaded the two day convention. At the gathering, Stanton presented their Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, a document she composed. The Declaration and its 11 resolutions demanded social and political equality for all women, including the most controversial claim, the right to vote.
As a result, the women’s suffrage movement was born. In the coming years, the movement began to gain steam throughout the United States.
Learn more about the Seneca Falls Convention at Ken Burns’s site Not For Ourselves Alone.
Photo: Our roll of honor, signatures to the “Declaration of Sentiments” 1848. (Library of Congress)
Got a 4. What about everyone else?
England! I'm my own country now and you need to treat me like one!
And stop kidnapping my sailors!
Oh, my bad, I honestly thought they were British.
England pay attention to me!
Sorry Dead To Me, but I'm a bit busy trying to stop France from taking over the world.
If you're going to be like that I'm going to invade Canada!
Bitch says what?
/burns down York.
Oh hell no. England, can I go smack a Bitch?
Yeah sure whatever.
/burns down Washington.
Oh no you didn't! It is so on!
Several years of fighting later
This sucks let's stop.
/sign peace treaty.
Suck my dick I'm Andrew Jackson!
/Battle of New Orleans.
...Can we just pretend that never happened?
Sorry, still a bit busy trying to stop France. Pretend what never happened?
So I had no clue I had a FRQ this week, but still pulled out one hell of a good essay on the cultural changes of the 60’s. :p
Presidents and their key events.