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The concept of religion is something that is widely used but frequently misunderstood During the 19th century religious ideologies were widely practiced and had subsequent influences on nearly every facet of society Sadly religion was used particularly in the form of Christianity to keep certain groups oppressed these groups included but not limited to both women and Blacks Christianity despite its teachings of kindness love and equality was somehow twisted and instead of focusing on doctrines that promote liberty White Americans used it to keep minority groups marginalized The writings of Sarah Grimke Prince Hall The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions each contend with issues of oppression surrounding each authors individual minority group Yet it can easily be noted that religion seems to be a reoccurring theme in each of the writings Therefore because the 19th century man had a sacrilegious mindset he imposed various social oppressions on both women and Blacks It could be understood that the common thread throughout each of the responses made by Grimke Hall and the Seneca Falls piece is that of religion Prince Hall in the Petition to Massachusetts Legislature makes many bold assertions regarding the role of Blacks in American society Hall contends that because America has labeled herself as a free country granting everyone the natural and unalienable right to freedom it only seems fair for Blacks to enjoy this right also The basis of his argument is the fact that the great parent of the universe has bestowed the right of freedom upon man and because these rights have never been forfeited it is only fair for Blacks enjoy their unalienable rights likewise In support of this idea Hall employs the comparison of Americas struggle with Britain America felt as if it was her natural right to be freed of Britains hold yet she wont administer this same concept of natural liberty to Black America After all Blacks were in a very similar
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