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1825-1849: We become a land of the common man, though not yet a democracy for all

July 20, 1848
The Seneca Falls Convention calls for equal civil and political rights for women

Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments

Now some women want the right to vote. At the Seneca Falls Convention, they demand it publicly for the first time. More than 300 women and men attend, including Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass.

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