Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Declaration of Sentiments

by Carlye

The Declaration of Sentiments was created to recognize how women back in the 1800s were treated unfairly. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott held a conference for women and men to come together and come up with solutions on how to improve women' rights. The Declaration of Sentiments was modeled after the Declaration of Independence. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others found that it was hard to believe that their rights (as well as African-Americans and other groups) were basically left out of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Sentiments was a vital documents in improving women's rights.

by Jereese

The Declaration of Sentiments that we learned about in class was somewhat relaed to the Declaration of Independence. Many of the words are similar. Also, where it said, "We hold these truths"--well, these were the same in both documents. The Declaration of Sentiments showed that women were not being treated the same as men and were upset about it. So, as the complaints came in from the women, they started to make this document. By the end of the document there were resolutions.

by Jahaan

The Declaration of Sentiments is a document modeled after the Declaratin of Independence. It states all men and women are created equal. The Declaration of Independence focused its audience on King George III while the Sentiements focused on men. This document gave women their own sense of empowerment and justice. The women wrote this because they felt thte words in the Declaratin of Independence did not exactly apply to thtem as it did the opposite sex.

by Chantell

On Monday, May 17 we learned about the Declaration of Sentiments in history class. I never heard of it, but I think every woman or girl should. The document was very inspirational to women. It showed how women treated women, and how they would take advantage of them. I learned that the Declaration of Sentiments wasn't trying to eliminate men from being equal, but they wanted men and women to be equal, unlike the Declaration of Independence.

by Dominick

The DOS as Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton called it, is mainly for the suffrage of women. These ladies wanted the people in the U.S. to know what the women were feeling and how they were being treated unequally.

by Capria

Women weren't always treated equally. Men would try to over power them and not always give them a say in things. After the Declaration of Independence was written, a group of women formed together to write the Declaration of Sentiments. Instead of the document being directed to the King of Britain, it was directed to the white men of the US. It stated the complaints of the women and how they should be treated equally.

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