The first women's rights pamphlet, Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women by Sarah Grimke, was published in the United States. It galvanized Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and other early leaders of the suffrage movement.
The first women's rights convention in history was held in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention called for women’s suffrage and issued a Declaration of Sentiments based on the Declaration of Independence. Only two of the convention's participants would live to see the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
The Second Great Awakening began about 1795 in New England. During the Second Great Awakening revival events known as camp meetings were held throughout the nation, and evangelical sentiment contributed to antebellum moral reforms such as the temperance movement.
Charles Grandison Finney, a New York lawyer, underwent a dramatic religious conversion. Afterward, he left his law career to become a preacher. He went on to become a leader of the Second Great Awakening and one of the era's most well known revivalists.