July 19, 1848. A convention concerning the rights of women, called by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was held at Seneca Falls, NY, July 19 20, 1848. The issues discussed included voting, property rights and divorce. The convention drafted a Declaration of Sentiments that paraphrased the Declaration of Independence, addressing man instead of King George, and called for womens immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States. This convention was the beginning of an organized womens rights movement inthe US. The most controversial issue was Stantons demand for womens right to vote.
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