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noun U.S. History.

a women's rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.

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Also called Seneca Falls Conference.
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Seneca Falls Convention

The first convention in America devoted to women's rights. It met in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, and passed several resolutions, including a demand that women be given the right to vote.

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