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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 11, "He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead." Stanton refers to what idea concerning married women?


Married women had civil and property rights if recognized “in the eye of the law” or legal authority.


Married women and single women had the same rights according to civil law.


Married women lost their rights and civil standing.


Married women had rights only if they declared themselves civilly dead.

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