Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Madison Creech


Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815 in New York. She received her formal education at Johnston Academy and Emma Willard's Troy Woman's Seminary. She went on in life to marry Henry Stanton and had seven children. She traveled and wrote many books including an autobiography. She died October 26, 1902 in New York City, eighteen years before women gained the right to vote.
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Women's Rights Movement

After marriage, the Stantons traveled to London for their honeymoon. This is where Elizabeth met Lucretia Mott. Angered due to the exclusion of women from a Worlds Anti- Slavery Convention, the two woman decided to throw their own convention for women everywhere. They held the Seneca Falls convention in New York July of 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton also befriended Susan B. Anthony and they worked together to create the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1977. This group protested and traveled in order to fight for their right to vote and they even called for amendment in the constitution.

Impact Through Literature

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was also a talented writer. She published many books throughout her life on her achievements, including an autobiography.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked together on a militant weekly newspaper called "The Revolution". They also worked together on writing the first three volumes of "The History of Woman Suffrage".

Stanton and her daughter also worked together on writing "The Woman's Bible" to criticize the bibles role in restricting woman's rights.

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