Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Role Of Women In Colonial America

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All women in colonial America had certain limits to what they could do. Woman could not own property such as a house. If the husband dies or divorces his wife, the property goes to the eldest son or the eldest male relative. They are also not allowed to divorce their husband. Usually, woman worked at home cleaning, washing, sewing, cooking and making the necessary items of the house hold. It was very rare that a woman was allowed by her husband to work. Even if she was allowed to work all the money she earned would go to her spouse for him to use as he please. Countless women thought they were being treated unfair and unjust by limiting what they could and could not do. They began to correspond with one another and create ideas . Many people…show more content…
She was an abolitionist. An abolitionist is a person who wants to help end slavery for good. Stanton “graduated from the Emma Willard 's Troy Female Seminary in 1832 and then was drawn to the abolitionist, temperance, and women 's rights movements through visits to the home of her cousin, the reformer Gerrit Smith." In 1840, Elizabeth married Henry Stanton who was a reformer. This means that he also thought that women should have equal rights as men. She and Susan B. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association and had been president for over 20 years. She was a very persuasive writer that won the hearts and minds of so many men and women when she wrote the Declaration of Sentiments. Declaration of Sentiments is a document that was signed. And with the help of Lucretia Mott and quite a few other women, Stanton “held the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848. At this meeting, the attendees drew up its “Declaration of Sentiments” and took the lead in proposing that women be granted the right to vote.” Stanton…show more content…
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. Since she was “Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.” When she was 45, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton who knew that they were going to go far together. 5 years later, Anthony was appointed the state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York. This woman encouraged other women to stand up and speak for what they believe in and for what they think is right. These women have done so much for women by inspiring them to that their efforts to get women’s rights have for the most part succeeded. Today, all women in America have equals rights. But there still remains a couple problems. One issue that has popped up over the last few years was equal pay. Even though this movement was only partially successful, it still had a significant impact on women in the United States of
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