How Did Jefferson And Stanton Form The Declaration Of Independence

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The Route to Freedom The American culture has been dominated by the idea of freedom and liberty. America is considered the land of free where people can practice their own religions, traditions, and cultures, knowing that there is no unjust treatment or oppression towards people. Fundamentally, America’s freedom began with the hard work of the Continental Congress when The Declaration of Independence was crafted by Thomas Jefferson. Nevertheless, The Declaration of Independence did not grant liberty to all citizens and that is why Elizabeth Cady Stanton crafted the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions in order to give rights to women. The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions is a parody of The Declaration of Independence in which Stanton wanted to grab the attention of the public by mimicking The Declaration of …show more content…

For example, Jefferson talks about how the King of Great Britain deprived citizens from their rights of House of Representatives because the House opposed to the King’s invasion (7). Likewise, Stanton talks about how men “. . . deprived her of this first right of a citizen, the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, he has oppressed her on all side” (7). Therefore, both Jefferson and Stanton explained the harsh treatment of the oppressors, so even after the independence from Britain, women were still deprived of most of their rights. Also, Jefferson states, “[h]e has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers” (10). The King blocked the colonists’ rights for any judicial power in order to control the colonists. Similarly, Staton talks how men deprived women from their rights of participation in any public affairs and were excluded from ministry

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