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Declaration of Sentiments, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It follows the full-text transcript of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Declaration of Sentiments, as published in the History of Woman Suffrage by Stanton, et al.

The Declaration was delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention, New York. July 19-20, 1848.

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. "Declaration of Sentiments." Woman's Rights Convention. Seneca Falls, New York. 19-20 July 1848. Ecssba.rutgers.edu. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

The lines, "He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society, are not only tolerated, but deemed of little account in man," (lines 34-36) mean that:

A

Men and women both have moral delinquencies, but it is excused in men and condemned in women.

B

Men and women both have moral delinquencies, but it is deemed significant in men and excused in women.

C

Men and women both have moral delinquencies, but it is excluded in women and condemned in men.

D

Men and women both have moral delinquencies, but it is excluded in men and deemed of little account in women.