lizabeth Cady Stanton read the Declaration of Sentiments at the first conference addressing women's rights which was held in Seneca Falls New York July 19-20, 1848. Stanton
and fellow women's rights advocate Lucretia Mott called the conference after Mott had been denied the privilege to speak at the world anti-slavery convention in London despite the fact she was an official delegate. Stanton, collaborating with fellow women's rights advocates Mott and Jane Hunt, modeled the document after the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Sentiments demands rights for women and that society acknowledge those rights. It contained one amendment for women's suffrage which was passed by a narrow margin at the insistence of Stanton. Many people at the conference disagreed with the amendment and some consequently withdrew support of the women's rights movement. However, this