Inventive Women - Part 2

The Declaration of Independence was published in 1776. The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, modeled after the Declaration of Independence, was drafted and read by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. In the second of a two-part series on inventive women, class pairs do a close reading of Stanton's demands for economic equality. They then read and discuss the New York Married Women's Property Act of 1848 and discuss how this law addressed the problems identified in the Declaration of Sentiments.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • When reading passages from The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions be sure to clarify that the He refers to man and not the Creator
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prep time to collect and copy materials
  • The primary source documents documents reveal the relationship between property rights and economic independence
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