Elizabeth Cady Stanton

By: Madison O'Brien

Role in Women's rights

Martha Coffin Wright and Elizabeth Cady Staton organized the Seneca falls convention held in Seneca Falls on July 19 and 20. Over 300 people attended. At the convention she read the Declaration of Sentiments which she drafted herself.Stanton firmly believed that women should have command over their sexual relationships and childbearing. Staton and Susan B. Anthony were instrumental in founding the short-lived Woman's State Temperance Society (1852–1853). During her presidency of the organization, Stanton surprised many supporters by suggesting that drunkenness may be a cause for divorce.

Declaration of Sediments

It is a document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men—100 out of some 300 attendees at the first women's rights convention to be organized by women. It was based upon the form of the United States Declaration of Independence and contained many statements that where controversial at that time in history. Many of the supporters of women's rights believed the Declaration's views on women's suffrage would hinder the women's rights movement this caused it to lose public support.

Seneca Falls Convention

The convention was the first women's rights convention. Female Quakers along with Elizabeth Cady Staton organized the event over a two day time period during Lucretia Motts visit. The meeting had six sessions a lecture on law, a humorous presentation, and multiple discussions about the role of women in society, this including the topic of women's right to vote

A suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement.