Declaration of Sentiments Table, 1848


Table on which Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the Declaration of Sentiments.

In July, 1848, several days before the first woman’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, a group of five women that included Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott drafted a declaration of rights for women on this table as a statement of purpose for the convention. Now known as the Declaration of Sentiments, the document was based on the Declaration of Independence. It proclaimed that “all men and women are created equal” and resolved that women would take action to claim the rights of citizenship denied to them by men. The Declaration of Sentiments was adopted officially at the Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848 and signed by sixty-eight women and thirty-two men. The convention and Declaration mark the start of the formal women’s rights movement in the United States.

Date Made: by 1848Associated Date: 1848

Associated Person: Anthony, Susan B.

Associated Place: United States: New York, Seneca Falls

General Subject Association: History, Women's Suffrage


See more items in: Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, Woman Suffrage

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: National American Woman Suffrage Association

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.026160Catalog Number: 26160Accession Number: 64601

Object Name: table

Physical Description: wood (overall material)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 24 in x 35 3/4 in; 60.96 cm x 90.805 cm


Record Id: nmah_529599

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