Obama bus tour visits Seneca Falls historic site

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"It's an honor to visit Seneca Falls and recall the righteous struggle that found expression here," Obama wrote on the document. "I'm also proud to add an example of Lilly Ledbetter's leadership to your collection. Thanks for all you do to honor the character and perseverance of America's women."

While there, Obama also purchased souvenirs for his daughters, including copies of the Declaration of Sentiments, according to the White House

The 1848 Seneca Falls Convention is viewed as a pivotal event in the women's suffrage movement, and the participation of top abolitionist leaders — including Frederick Douglass — helped corral support behind demands for equal treatment under the law. The 19th Amendment, which ensured the right of women to vote, was ratified in 1920.

Earlier Thursday, Obama stopped at Magnolia's Deli and Cafe in Rochester for lunch and an informal roundtable discussion about the college affordability proposal he debuted earlier in the morning.

- This post was last updated at 4:50 p.m.