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Statue of suffrage leaders Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in U.S. Capitol
Statue of Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the U.S. Capitol

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Second Day of Seneca Falls Convention
July 20, 1848

Today, women in the United States can vote, own property, and hold political office, but it wasn't always this way. One hundred fifty years ago, women did not have the same privileges as men in many ways, and they had to fight for their rights. In July 1848, a group of women and men interested in discussing the position of women in American society met at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York. On the second day of the convention, July 20, 1848, the people in attendance discussed Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "Declaration of Rights and Sentiments," which she had read the day before.
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