Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Kendall Bode

Backgdround Information

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12th, 1815 in Johnstown, New York and died on October 26th, 1902.
  • Stanton went to school at Troy Female Seminary and graduated in 1832.
  • She married Henry Stanton, a lawyer. They had 7 children and lived in Seneca Falls, New York.
  • She was the President of the National American Women Suffrage Movement
  • She did not just focus on women's suffrage, during the Civil War she focused more on the Anti-Slavery movement. Once the Civil War ended she turned her focus back onto Women's Suffrage.

Woman's Right Movement

  • Began around 1840 when she was denied a right to become a standing delegate in the World's Anti-Slavery Convention. When she returned home she along with Lucrietia Mott created the Seneca Falls Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.
  • This Convention was held and the "Declaration of Sentiments" was created. The woman's rights movement began.
  • Women believed that men and women were created equal so they wanted to have equal rights with men.
  • The goals of this movement were to give women the right to vote, allow them to own property, and divorce if in an abusive relationship.

Involvement in the Movement

  • She began her involvement through her cousin Gerrit Smith
  • She worked very closely with Susan B. Anthony once they met one another at the Seneca Falls Convention. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony wrote the Revolution and the 1st three volumes of the History of Women Suffrage.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton attempted to try and amend the US Constitution so that Women earn the right to vote.
  • Allow she was not able to amend the US Constitution at that time she was able to win women the right to divorce, guardianship of the kids after a divorce, and own property if they were married.
  • Stanton believed that certain religious groups and the Bible had a large effect on why women did not have certain rights.
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