Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Makayla Snow

Thesis Statement

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's early life and challenges that she faced influenced her to stand up for women's rights and antislavery


  • Born Novermber 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York
  • Abolitionist, feminist, author, lecturer, and chief philosopher
  • Leading figure of early women's rights movement
  • President of the National Woman Suffrage Association
  • Worked closely with Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott (other powerful feminist)

Early Life

  • As a child, she knew girls didn't count for much, but never expected to change that
  • Read law with her father but was never allowed to practice it because she is a women
  • Enjoyed debating with law clerks that worked with her father. Debating with them made her realize that the law favored men
  • Her father was a slave owner. This probably influenced her to become a abolitionist because she knew how they were being treated
  • At Johnstown Academy, she was able to compete against women and men that were her age and older. Also, she was the only girl in the higher classes of mathematics and languages. This shows that girls can be better than guys.
  • Studied Latin, Greek, French, math,science, and religion. This proves that not all women were dumb

Challenges She Faced

  • When her brother Eleazar died, Elizabeth tried comforting her devastated father, declaring that she will become all that he had been. Her father then said that he wished that she was a boy. This upset her greatly
  • No matter what she accomplished that proved that women are equal to men, she never impressed her father. This motivated her to proves that men and women are equal
  • Stanton and other women (including Lucretia Mott) were excluded from the Antislavery Convention because men believed that women shouldn't be involved
  • Many women were outraged that they only gave suffrage to colored but not to women

Things Shes Did For Women's Rights and Abolition Moment

  • attended the World Antislavery Convection in London with Lucretia Mott
  • Agued for women's right to a education, professional life, ownership of property, and obtain to divorce
  • Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth worked in the Revolution a militant weekly paper
  • Drafted the "Declaration of Rights and Sediments". She then presented this document to the Seneca Falls Convention in New York
  • Circulated Petitions throughout New York to urge congress to pass the New York Married Woman's Property Act


  • Wrote "Declaration of Rights and Sediments"
  • Wrote "The Women's Bible"
  • Wrote three volumes of the History of Woman Suffrage
  • Formed the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869
  • Inspired her daughter, Harriot Stanton Blatch, to carry out her work


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