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Vocabulary 21

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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 lines 1-3, "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her," the word "usurpation" means

A

lying and deceitful behavior.

B

physical harm to one's well-being.

C

arranged marriages.

D

wrongful or illegal encroachment, infringement, or seizure.