Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A Leading Women Activist

Stanton's Accomplishments

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the leading women in the Women's Rights Movement. Stanton was known as the first women to take an initiative in fighting for equal rights for women by organizing the First Women's Right Convention where they wrote the Declaration of Sentiments. Stanton was also the co-founder and president of the National Women's Suffrage Association which was able to make a difference in society by influencing the government to pass the Nineteenth Amendment which gave all citizens the right to vote.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal."