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Seneca Falls Declaration, 1848
The following is the Declaration of Sentiments. This document was written and presented at the first women’s rights convention that was organized by women in 1848.

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In terms of the passage as a whole, the main functions of the first and second paragraphs (lines 1-16) is to


imitate the Declaration of Independence


criticize the government and those helping to continue holding women back from basic rights


illustrate the shared values of the Declaration of Independence to the Declaration of Sentiments


contextualize the goals of the convention regarding women's rights

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