July 19-20 marks the anniversary of the first women’s rights convention, held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Women and men gathered there to address women’s condition and kick-start feminism’s “first wave.” Using the Declaration of Independence as a guide, they mimicked Thomas Jefferson’s language to argue for women’s legal equality. Sadly, those who arranged the Seneca Falls Convention would not live to see women’s suffrage become a reality, but those radical feminists made a lasting impression on American history.
How much do you know about Seneca Falls? Today, as we commemorate our feminist foremothers’ vision, take the quiz below and find out.
Photo of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (left) and Susan B. Anthony from Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons 3.o