Seneca Falls Declaration Of Independence Analysis

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Summary The Seneca Falls Declaration is in parallel with the Declaration of Independence in efforts to create a connection of how the colonies position was under the rule of Great Britain to how American men preside over women. Initially, the Seneca Falls Declaration begins by stating the issue of male supremacy. Men have a position in which “the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them” yet have never “[declared] the causes that impel them to such a course.” From requesting further explanation of male superiority, the Declaration declares how a government should acknowledge that “men and women are created equal.” Without the consideration of equality amongst the sexes, it extinguishes the “inalienable rights” of “life, liberty, and …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the seneca falls declaration is in parallel with the declaration of independence in efforts to create a connection of how the colonies position was under the rule of great britain to how american men preside over women.
  • Explains that the seed for women's rights was planted in 1834, with the republican mother.
  • Explains that connectioncatalyst, a non-profit organization dedicated to the progress of women in the workplace, demonstrated inequality amongs

Furthermore, the Seneca Falls Declaration, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, states without men and women having these basic rights, it creates a catalyst for citizens to “insist upon the institution of a new government.” Then, the piece provides situations in which a man acts as “an absolute tyranny over her”, and it leads to women being degraded from their …show more content…

During the Republican Era women were responsible in increasing the literacy amongst young boys and girls. Although, female academies did not provide extensive curriculum as the universities males attended, the creation of schools for young women was by far a big step towards reaching equality. With Andrew Jackson as president, he extended voting rights to all white males. Before his election, the ability to vote was primarily for the land owning, wealthy white males. By extending the voting privilege, it further led to the growth of the need for women’s rights. If poor white males could vote, then wealthy white females should be able to vote as well, sought the women’s rights activists. After a couple of elections, Abraham Lincoln becomes president and encompasses the free-labor ideal, in which hard work is the key to becoming wealthy. In the 1830’s mills were created, where women worked in textile factories. For once, women were able to descend from domestic routine and be able to have wages. However, women began to realize that without being able to own property or being able to vote left them behind everybody else even if they worked twice as hard as everybody else. With females like the Grimké sisters, women became knowledgeable about women’s limited ability to grow as citizens. In result, the gathering of women and few men, lead to the most significant convention: Seneca Falls

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