The Beginning of Feminism at Seneca Falls in 1848

The first women's convention in 1848, led by women abolitionists, was the true beginning of American feminsim. Although feminists already existed before this convention, their efforts did not truly inspire their fellow American women to take action and fight for their rights like the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 did.

The events that occurred at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 established the first beginnings of feminism in America and was the stepping stone in granting American women so many freedoms that they had been fighting for, such as the right to vote. Without the bravery of women abolitionists like Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, it's hard to know when, or if, feminism in America would have become the important and massive movement that it is today.