1 The Bill of Rights was added to the
constitution to explain the
rights of a citizen in the states.
2 The Declaration of Independence
was written to explain the
freedom and rights the colonists
had from Britain.
3 The Bill of Rights was needed because many
states believed that it could
prevent people's misconstruction
or abuse of their powers.
4 James Madison and George Mason are said
to have written the Bill of Rights.
5 The authors of the Declaration of Independence
were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John
Adams, and others.
6 The Declaration of Independence also explained the
reasons it had decided on independence from Britain.
7 Both express that all people have equal rights.
8 The Declaration of Independence was established on July 4, 1776.
9 The Bill of Rights were established in 1789
10 Declaration of sentiments
10.1.1 Married women had no property
10.1.2 Women were made totally dependent on
10.1.3 Women were not allowed to vote
10.1.4 Women were legally dead in the eye of the
10.1.5 Women had to submit to laws when they had no voice in their
10.1.6 Divorce and child custody laws favored men, giving no rights to
10.1.7 Most occupations were not open to men and when women did work they
were only paid a fraction of that of men.
10.2 Both the Declaration of Independence
and the Declaration of Sentiments
are expressing their need for
freedom, only one is discussing the
freedom having separate rights
from Britain and the other is
discussing freedom having separate
rights from men.
10.3 Just as many declared freedom from British in 1776, women wanted their freedom in the
1840s. It had to be hard living life how a woman's husband told her to live and not being able
to have her own belongings.