TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P13

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P13 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 108 SENECA FALLS CONVENTION A depiction of Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaking to attendees of the Seneca Falls Convention on July 19 1848. Stanton presented the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. CORBIS. she founded a women s auxiliary the Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society and was elected president of the group. Her new position caused a rift within the Society of Friends and some sought to revoke her membership. Undeterred by the conflict Mott was an organizer of the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women in 1837. Stanton the daughter of a lawyer and . congressman had studied her father s law books. In 1840 she married Henry Brewster Stanton a lawyer and abolitionist. The command for the wife to obey her husband was left out of their wedding vows. Like Mott Stanton and her husband were active members of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Following her meeting with Mott in London Stanton returned to the United States where she began to travel and speak on the subject of women s rights. In 1848 Stanton helped circulate petitions that led to the enactment of a New York State married women s property bill. This law allowed married women to keep in their own name property they brought into the marriage. The law also gave them the right to keep the wages they had earned and to retain guardianship of their children in cases of separation or divorce. In 1848 Stanton and Mott met with Mott s sister Martha Coffin Wright along with Jane Hunt and Mary Ann McClintock to organize the long-awaited women s rights convention. The plan was to hold a meeting in Seneca Falls New York where Stanton lived on July 19 and 20 with follow-up meetings to take place in Rochester New York. An announcement in the Seneca County Courier a local periodical stated that there would be A Convention to discuss the social civil and religious condition and rights of woman and gave the particulars. The first day of the meeting was to be exclusively for women who were earnestly invited

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