Starting in the 1830’s individuals voices criticized the way American law and defined gender relations began to be heard. The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments combined these concerns into a manifest and offered change that would change the whole women’s rights movement. In the same year, the New York village of Seneca Falls hosted a gathering of around three hundred people. and debated the Declaration of Sentiments. The Seneca Falls women’s rights convention marked the beginning of the women’s rights movement. It developed movements, wars and revolutions.
The Seneca Falls led to a transformation and movement of empowering on behalf of half the human race. The Seneca Falls convention in 1848 wasn’t recognized as significant. The building that held all the meetings wasn’t even recognized at first and went through many different purposes like a laundry mat. After the revival of modern feminism and the advances of the field of women’s history the convention is now recognized. Another accomplishment was after a lot of work they finally made the building a historical building.
In the 1840 World antislavery convention in London representatives of femaleantislavery societies were denied seating and voting rights. This angered a lot of people. They decided to set up a meeting in the United States. They set out the word in the local paper and the abolitionist press that it would be on the 19th and 20th of July in Seneca Falls. The message spread quickly though the North and Midwest and led to the formation of a national movement because reforms attending had family, church, and political affiliations.
The first national convention on Women’s rights was held in Worcester Massachusetts in 1850. By 1860, ten national and local women’s rights conventions had been organized. Sixty-eight women and thirty-two men signed their names on to a Declaration of sentiments which provided a model for future women’s rights conventions. Although at first women were shot down and not able to participate in voting they made great advancements with a lot of work. The women of Seneca Falls made history in the women’s rights convention and changed women’s lives and abilities for the future.