May 27, 2016
by 1825, the necessary puzzle pieces for the seneca falls convention were beginning to fall into place. the gender and racial biases in the united states were reaching a tipping point and the key players in enacting change began to find their footing as activists in the cause.
margaret pryor was a vocal abolitionist and proponent of women's rights. before attending the seneca falls convention, she was travelling the country with frederick douglass and abby kelley on the american anti-slavery society's speaking tour. years later, she joined her sisters in arms in seneca falls as they drafted and signed the declaration of sentiments. margaret pryor was the third person to sign the declaration, which outlined the ways in which women's rights, or lack thereof, needed to evolve from their outdated state.
margaret pryor's fight for abolition and suffrage is a platform which should have been the basis for the presidency in 1825. the era of good feelings in the country ended in 1825 -- a time period in which signaled a more bipartisan movement in the united states. had margaret pryor been elected, how much longer would the years of progress and cooperation have lasted? would the focus have been the country's political parties, or would we have been more concerned with ensuring that our country's people -- not necessarily its elected officials -- were unified in equality?