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Stanton - Identifying Meaning

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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.

In the lines:

Now, in view of this entire disfranchisement of one-half the people of this country, their social and religious degradation — in view of the unjust laws above mentioned, and because women do feel themselves aggrieved, oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights, we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States. (lines 42-46)

Stanton is

A

identifying a reason for being aggrieved and threatening ramifications.

B

identifying a reason for oppression and requesting admission to the United States.

C

identifying a reason for oppression and praying for sacred rights.

D

identifying a reason for being aggrieved and demanding a solution.