The Seneca Falls Convention: Women Unite!
National History Day Project
Elizabeth Cady Stanton from Reminiscences: Eighty Years and More, portrayed by Elizabeth Garrison
On July 19th and 20th, 1848 at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York, the first women's rights convention was held. The convention was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Over the two day event, the attendees discussed and approved the Declaration of Sentiments. This document listed all the wrongs men had committed against women and demanded a change in government. The Seneca Falls Convention sparked the women's suffrage movement and changed women's place in society forever. The ideas established at this convention defined women's rights as human rights and continue to benefit the lives of women today.