In 1848 women could not inherit property, sign contracts, serve on juries or vote in elections. Job prospects were virtually non-existent with few exceptions. The most controversial plank in the convention was women’s suffrage. Many thought that was an impossible dream and would diminish the whole effort. Many of the participants were also in the anti-slavery movement as well. This mural is on the wall of the museum for Women’s Rights in Seneca Falls, NY.