The battle to win the vote

What event marked the beginning of women’s battle to win the vote in the United States?

The Seneca Falls Convention on July 19 and 20, 1848—which was held in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, New York.

More than 300 women and 40 men attended the convention to discuss “the social, civil and religious condition of woman.”

In the preamble for the Declaration of Sentiments for the convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton declared “all men and women are created equal.”

According to historian Susan Ware, the only resolution from the convention “to spark controversy” was the call for women “to secure for themselves their sacred right to elective franchise.”

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