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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. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In line 4, "He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise," what does "elective franchise" mean?


The right to vote.


The right to own a store or franchise.


The right to declare herself a citizen and not an alien.


The right to freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

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