Declaration of Sentiments: Women's Grievances Against Men



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U.S. History Reform in American Society


Directions: Read the grievances produced by women in the Declaration of Sentiments at the Seneca Falls Convention and answer the questions that follow in complete sentences.
Declaration of Sentiments: Women's Grievances Against Men

In this Declaration of Sentiments, Stanton carefully enumerated areas of life where women were treated unjustly. Eighteen was precisely the number of grievances America's revolutionary forefathers had listed in their Declaration of Independence from England.


Questions:


  1. After reading through the Declaration of Sentiments composed at the Seneca Falls Convention which injustice that women had to endure do you find the most appalling? Explain why you chose your answer.

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  1. Why do you think that the women at the Seneca Falls Convention would use language that mirrored the Declaration of Independence in their Declaration of Sentiments?

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  1. Do women have the same opportunities as men in the world today? Do any of these injustices for women still exist in society today? Support your answer with examples.

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