Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Impact On Society

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton forever changed the social and political landscape of the United States of America by succeeding in her work to guarantee rights for women. Stanton as a young girl wanted to make her father proud and tried to live to the men’s ways (as Daniel Cady’s only son had died at the age of 20). She graduated from the Emma Willard 's Troy Female Seminary in 1832 and then was drawn to the abolitionist. Later on she married an reformer as she joined other women in the movement. Then she met Susan B. Anthony and the two had started to work together to change the world of women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important leader and left a legacy because she gave thoughtful/well-spoken speeches, made a very influential person …show more content…

In this article about Stanton I found, Sara Shull states, “Elizabeth Cady Stanton rebelled against the conventions that limited her own self realization and independence. Her words and actions encouraged other women to embrace their autonomy and fight for their self sovereign birthright.” This shows how Stanton went to be a role model for other women and help them fight for their own. Further on, Elizabeth Cady Stanton later wrote, "The general discontent I felt with woman 's portion as wife, housekeeper, physician, and spiritual guide, the chaotic conditions into which everything fell without her constant supervision, and the wearied, anxious look of the majority of women, impressed me with a strong feeling that some active measures should be taken to remedy the wrongs of society in general, and of women in particular. My experience at the World Anti-slavery Convention, all I had read of the legal status of women, and the oppression I saw everywhere, together swept across my soul, intensified now by many personal experiences. It seemed as if all the elements had conspired to impel me to some onward step. I could not see what to do or where to begin—my only thought was a public meeting for protest and discussion." This evidence explains that she wanted to try for the women and start small by still express her ideas at the meeting. Elizabeth Cady Stanton found herself with everyday women who didn’t really have the same power she has and she knew she had to do something. She also saw the unjust laws like in the Declaration of Independence how women and men are created equal and that wasn’t followed. Stanton saw things that she wanted to help with and so she pointed them out so then discussions were

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