Close Read: Declaration of Sentiments

In this video, Bill of Rights Institute Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams and special guest, Emily Krichbaum, a history teacher at Columbus School for Girls, a former professor at Ashland University, and a scholar-reviewer for BRI’s Women’s Suffrage curriculum discuss a primary take a closer look at the Declaration of Sentiments, signed in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention.

As you watch the video, consider: How does this document relate to constitutional principles and civic virtues such as civil rights, liberty, equality, and justice? How does it apply today?

Following this activity, you will have an opportunity to use your knowledge as you analyze and compare the Declaration of Independence with the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions.