1848 was a pivotal year in American History—the term “Manifest Destiny” had been coined a few years ago, describing the young United States’ ambition to
enlarge the size of American nation by wresting control of vast territories inhabited by Native Americans and Mexicans through colonization and war. But in
1848, women gathered in Seneca Falls, NY to convene the first women’s right convention in world history.
Below are some videos that help recap the history of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention:
What Happened at the Seneca Falls Convention? | History (Links to an external site.)
What Happened at the Seneca Falls Convention? | History(uploaded by The History Channel 3-8- 2018), “Susan B. Anthony, the Suffragette Superhero”
What Crime Did Susan B. Anthony Commit? (Links to an external site.)
What Crime Did Susan B. Anthony Commit?(uploaded by the Smithsonian Channel 12-30-2013) and “Voices of the Civil War: Episode 21: Sojourner Truth”
Voices of the Civil War Episode 21: “Sojourner Truth” (Links to an external site.)
Voices of the Civil War Episode 21: “Sojourner Truth”(The Charles H. Wright African American Museum10-18-2013).
For this week’s writing assignment, reflect and write an essay to discuss the key takeaways from the 1948 Seneca Falls Convention. What did you find most
important about this convention? Your essay should be at least 300 words. This submission will go through TurnItIn once it’s submitted; please be aware that
your submission should have a similarity rate less than 35%.
Book:Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach
(ISBN: 9780190064235) Author: Melissa Gillis; Published by Oxford University Press