Most people do not know of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but much to people’s surprise, she was just as important in Women’s Rights Movement as Susan B. Anthony, if not more important. Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped to create remarkable strides in the Women's Rights. During her life, Elizabeth was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, writer, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the women’s rights movement. She also organized the Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott whose aim was to obtain equal rights for women. During the Convention, Cady Stanton wrote the “Declaration of Sentiments” which declared that American women should have the same civil and political rights that American men had, including the right to vote. In 1870, Elizabeth Cady Stanton would establish the National Women's Suffrage Association, with Susan B. Anthony.
Stanton began the fight for women’s rights, and we have come such a long way since then. Even though there are problems that continue to arise for women, there has been significant improvement in all areas, and women continue to keep fighting for equality. Women went from having no rights, to being able to vote, go to school, get a job, own a house, support herself, and so much more that not long ago, women were unable to do. Although issues still need to continue being addressed, Stanton would be surprised at how far women have come since she first addressed the issue. She would want them to continue fighting for equality and would be proud that what she did had an impact, and changed the lives of women forever.
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is the first person thought of when people think of Women’s Suffrage. She and her friends were the ones who made Women’s Suffrage known to America. Throughout her life she had the chance to have seven children, and still get to work and fight for Women’s Suffrage. She started many organizations and really pushed to get Suffrage. If she didn’t Suffrage most likely wouldn’t of been amended in 1920.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, 12 November 1815. She was the 8th children out of 11 children. Her father Daniel Cady was a judge and also a prominent Federalist Attorney. Her mother Margaret Livingston Cady was descended from Dutch settler. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) (The oratory of women's suffrage, 2005)
To begin with, Elizabeth was one of the leading activist for the women’s suffrage movement in the early 19th century. On 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s conventions is when Stanton made her appearance in speaking about women’s rights.
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton both are leading women’s rights activists during their time; their work influenced the American Peoples’ view on women. They founded one of the earliest pro-women’s rights movements in the country, which was essential in spreading feminism throughout America. Their lifelong battle against inequality to combat slavery and promote feminism through literary works like; 'The Revolution' and the Declaration of Sentiments speeches, succeeded after their death when women got the right to vote.
Men should have absolute rule over society. This was the mindset back when women's rights activists were considered rare and unorthodox. In A Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Elizabeth Cady Stanton rejects the status quo and finds solutions to the overbearing problems she sees within society. A concept that has greatly been dreamt over throughout history has been challenged, by a woman. Elizabeth Cady Stanton exerts repetition, allusion, and pathos to express her opinions in favor of increasing women's rights.
Women did not have many rights in the 19th century. They could not vote, serve on juries, if married could not keep wages or own property, and women could not get a good education. At a convention when two women tried to join a meeting they could not have a role in the proceeding. Later she made a convention that over 300 men and women showed up to. Then Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sediments that showed the rights they wanted.
Based on the Declaration of Independence of the United States (1776), Elizabeth Cady Stanton is showing the injustices and the needs of the american women to her country. The 19th century was a period of rapid social change and experimentation for americans. New alternatives
However, for the women who were educated; like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, they used it to their advantage and brought women together by hosting a women’s right convention and had The Declaration of Sentiments signed by at least a hundred people who supported women’s
Susan B. Anthony was born into a Quaker family, with the hope that everyone would one day be treated equal. She denied a chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman(Susan B. Anthony). From this point on, she knew that she needed to make a change. Susan B. Anthony, because of her intense work involving women 's’ rights, highly influenced all of the societies and beliefs that were yet to come. She employed a huge role in our history because of the fact that she advocated for women’s rights, for the integration of women in the workforce, and for the abolition of slavery.
Anthony, a rising leader in the woman's suffrage movement, made outstanding contributions for women to gain the right to vote. Susan was a leading force in merging the Woman's Right Society and the Anti-Slavery Society into one organization named American Equal Rights Association. Susan could hardly gain these achievements without her important partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who encouraged her to reside the meeting and collaborated with her on various movements for many years. The first meeting that could be regarded as the warm-up of the woman's suffrage movement was held in the home of Stanton, whose enthusiasm and leadership had a significant impact on Susan. Susan remained unmarried during her lifetime and devoted much of her time to the cause of woman’s rights.
Until the Civil war, she never stopped working for the American Anti-Slavery Society. But then she was more focused on pursuing women's rights. She started claiming the rights of both sexes and she established with her friend Stanton the American Equal Rights Association. In 1863 both Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton established the Women's Loyal National League to demand some constitution amendments in the United States. It was the first American Women’s organization for anti-slavery movement as it was the only political tool for women at that time.
Born in 1815, Stanton was very lucky and received a proper education in contrast to most women in that era. She developed an interest in the temperance movement, and eventually met her partner ,Lucretia Mott, at the World’s Anti-Slavery