On this day in 1848, more than 300 men and women assembled in Seneca Falls, New York for the nation's first women's rights convention. The group was led by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who introduced the Declaration of Sentiments, detailing the injustices inflicted upon women in the United States and calling upon them to organize and petition for their rights. The resolution, which included a woman's right to vote after some debate, marked the beginning of the women's suffrage movement in America.
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