Declaration of Sentiments Table, 1848

Declaration of Sentiments Table, 1848

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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.
Object Name
date made
by 1848
associated date
associated person
Anthony, Susan B.
associated place
United States: New York, Seneca Falls
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brown (overall color)
overall: 24 in x 35 3/4 in; 60.96 cm x 90.805 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
National American Woman Suffrage Association
History, Women's Suffrage
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Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Woman Suffrage
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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All five women who planned the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848 are listed including maiden names; Lucretia Coffin Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Jane Clothier Masters Hunt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary Ann Wilson M'Clintock.
"The declaration of sentiments table was originally housed in Jane McClintock's residence in Waterloo, New York. It was in that house, now known as the McClintock House, where the declaration of sentiments was first drafted. "

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