Declaration of Independence (Doi) vs. Declaration of the Seneca Falls Convention (Dsfc)

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The DSFC was patterned along the DOI’s model. The DSFC expressly called for women’s and feminine rights. It called for the respect and acknowledgement of females as individuals who bore rights (Ryerson 327-330). Comparatively, the DOI had previously demanded for respect and acknowledgement of the US as a sovereign nation which bore sovereign rights. Signing the DSFC were 32 males along with 68 females (Marshall 387). Notably, in the 1700s the US colonies were resentful and highly upset regarding the tyranny of Britons. For purposes of drawing distinct divides between the colonies and Britain, Thomas Jefferson penned the DOI. After nearly two centuries, women faced similar tyranny from the males. This prompted their widespread protests and the penning of the DSFC by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Carlacio 248-249; Stanton 70-71). In both the circumstances which occasioned the DOI and those which gave rise to the DSFC, the oppressed were agitating for the same effect; the conclusion of unjust and ill treatment. Whilst for the DOI the oppressed were the whole country and all the Americans, the oppressed in the DSFC’s light were the females (Carlacio 247-250). The DSFC thus laid down claims for the unfettered rights of the females. Its intended upshot was to secure evenhanded rights for all, by stressing on females’ suffrage and other rights. Undoubtedly, its pattern largely took after that of the DOI (Marshall 387; Stanton 70-71). Even then it was unique in that it particularly demanded for electoral rights as well as reformation of the statues which touched on marital

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