Address on Woman’s Rights


Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Seneca Falls Convention Term Analysis

The Seneca Falls Convention, held in July 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, was the world’s first women’s rights convention. Elizabeth Cady Stanton worked with local women of the Quaker faith—as well as fellow women’s rights activist Lucretia Mott—to organize the convention, which featured many lectures and presentations about women’s rights.

Seneca Falls Convention Quotes in Address on Woman’s Rights

The Address on Woman’s Rights quotes below are all either spoken by Seneca Falls Convention or refer to Seneca Falls Convention. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Northeastern University Press edition of Address on Woman’s Rights published in 1992.
Address on Woman’s Rights Quotes

We did assemble to protest against a form of government existing without the consent of the governed, to declare our right to be free as man is free.

Related Characters: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (speaker)
Page Number: 58
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Seneca Falls Convention Term Timeline in Address on Woman’s Rights

The timeline below shows where the term Seneca Falls Convention appears in Address on Woman’s Rights. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...ago, she asked a gentleman living in the village to review her report of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. She wanted this gentleman to offer her his objections to the Declaration... (full context)
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The women of New York have met at conventions in Rochester and Seneca Falls over the last several months to discuss their “rights and wrongs.” At these conventions, women... (full context)
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At the Seneca Falls convention, Stanton and her fellow women declared their own right to vote under the U.S.... (full context)