Read both The Declaration of Independence (e-reader pgs. 198-201) and The Declaration of Sentiments (e-reader pgs.
385-387) and answer the following discussion questions. Bring your answers (either typed or handwritten) to class, with your name on them, on the due date listed in the schedule portion of the syllabus for the appropriate course.
- 1-Read the first two paragraphs of The Declaration of Independence and the first two paragraphs of the Seneca Falls Declaration.
- 2-Following the first two paragraphs in the Declaration of Independence are listed a series of complaints against the King. Following the first two paragraphs in the Seneca Falls Declaration are listed a series of complaints (sentiments) against American men in 1848. Select five of these sentiments and rewrite them in your own words, modern day English that we can easily understand.
- 3-Following the list of sentiments, there is a list of resolutions, things the participants at the convention wanted done to solve these problems? Select three of these resolutions and rewrite them in your own words.
- 4-Can you think of any resolutions that women of today might want to include in a list of resolutions about their life today?
- 5-If you had been alive and living near Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, would you have attended the convention? Why or why not.