Elizabeth Cady Argumentative Essay

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal” (Notabelbiographies.com), Elizabeth Cady Stanton changed the words of our founding fathers ever so slightly. This was fitting since she is known as a leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Through her diligent work, she helped change the world for women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York (Biography.com). She was the daughter of Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady (Biography.com). Since her father was an attorney, she had an interest in law and human rights. She went to Troy Female Seminary from 1830 to 1833 (Biography.com). She was lucky to have the one of the best educations available to women at that time. Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1840 was married to the abolitionist leader Henry B. Stanton (History.com). Believing that she was the equal to her new husband, she had the word “obey” removed from their vows (Biography.com). She and her…show more content…
One thing she did was travel to many places giving lectures to people about her experiences (Notabelbiographies.com). Even when she became so busy raising her children, she still wrote many of the speeches that Susan B. Anthony gave (History.com). She also took on religion because she said it held women down (History.com). Because of her beliefs on religion, she published “The Woman's Bible” (Biography.com). Stanton wrote articles on a many different subjects for the best magazines of her time. Elizabeth died October 26, 1902, in New York City of heart failure (Biography.com). Along with Susan B. Anthony, she is recognized today as one of the most important figures in the early movement to gain women's rights in the United States (Notabelbiographies.com). She is buried Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City (Biography.com). A sculpture was created in her honor at the US Capitol in 1921
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