Seneca Falls Convention – HISTORY

The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. Held in July 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, the meeting launched the women’s suffrage movement, which more than seven decades later guaranteed women the right to vote.

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What was the Seneca Falls Convention?

Originally known as the Women’s Rights Convention, the Seneca Falls Convention fought for women’s social, civil, and religious rights. The meeting was held July 19-20, 1848, at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.