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) Stanton studied in Johnstown Academy, a co-educational school until her age was 16. In Johnstown Academy, Stanton was able to study and compete with boys at her age or even older. Besides study in school, Stanton also spent most of her time wither father. She was able to access her father’s library, read a lot of law and discussed it with her father. From this knowledge, Stanton realized that women did not have same rights with …show more content…
Stanton believed that a public protest of women’s right was the next step to get equality for women’s legal position. By this belief, Stanton tried to make a draft of “Declaration of Right and Sentiments”, which she modeled after the “Declaration of Independence”. In this declaration, Stanton demanded moral, economic and political equality for women. With her friends, Stanton was able to hold the first women’s right convention on 19-20 July 1848 at Stanton house in Seneca Falls, New York. That is why; the convention is called Seneca Falls Convention. The Declaration of Right and Sentiments was presented at the Seneca Falls Convention. (Women's Right) (Elizabeth Cady …show more content…
Through here, Stanton was able to travel and do lecturing for 8 month until 1880 (Elizabeth Cady Stanton). One of her popular lecture was “Our Girl”, talk about education and socialization of girls. It was a way to spread the women’s right movement that Stanton fought before. After she stopped lecturing, Stanton spent most of her time to writing and traveling. She and Anthony continued to write a 3-volime history of women suffrage movement. Volume 0ne and two were worked together and published in 1881 and 1882. While volume 3 was worked alone by Stanton and published in 1886. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) In the last year of her life, Stanton still continues writing. In 1890, Stanton started to write The Women’s Bible where she argued about the treat for women in the Old Testament. This book was published in 1895 and made Stanton become one of the most radical activist of women’s right and suffrage advocate. Stanton died on October 26th, 1902 because of heart failure. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) (Women's
Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments” was the first convention for women rights. Its purpose was to address the status of American women. Stanton felt that women were feeling they were getting shorted and disrespected of their rights. It was a list of resolutions to the problems dealing with their rights. She also included needs for women’s right to education, property, and vote.
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
Another woman that started the Seneca Falls Convention was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was known as an early leader of the woman’s right movement and wrote the Declaration of Sentiments that argued for female equality and have women be granted the right to vote. Stanton was an abolitionist and a leading figure for the early woman’s movement. She worked closely with Susan B. Anthony as she was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. In 1832, she graduated from Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary.
“We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men, and if we were free and developed, healthy in body and mind, as we should be under natural conditions, our motherhood would be our glory. That function gives women such wisdom and power as no male can possess.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an inspirational abolitionist for the women’s suffrage movement. She was always prominent through her writings, actions, philosophies, reformist ideals and moral obligations to this era.
Together, these two women edited a local newspaper known as the Revolution from 1868 to 1870. These women soon became very famous and an author named Anna Howard Shaw wrote a book about the relationship between Stanton and Anthony. Everyone of that time period did not think what Stanton and Anthony were doing was a good idea. They even made a political cartoon about it which was meant to make fun of the two men. But, the later generations, through history realized that these two ladies were the foremothers of the struggle for women’s
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, pioneer and activist for women’s rights, women’s suffrage, and even abolition, was the head of the Women’s Suffrage Movement well into the Antebellum Period. Along with other trailblazers of the women’s movement, such as Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton paved the way for not only women’s rights and abolition but the right to protest in America. Therefore, Elizabeth Cady Stanton reserves the title of one of the most compelling figures in history for her efforts in establishing the right to protest and free speech that is so important today. By the ratification of the 15th amendment in 1870, suffrage in the United States of America was supposedly achieved for the male half of the country. However,
However, when thought of, most people remember her contributions to the women’s rights movement. She, and other feminists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, began to realize that there were numerous similarities between slaves and women. Both were fighting to get away from the male-dominated culture and beliefs. In 1848, these women began a convention in Seneca Falls, regarding women’s rights(Brinkley 330). They believed that women should be able to vote, basing their argument on the clause “all men and women are created equal”.
The 19th century was a time of strong attitudes and even stronger disagreements. While many individuals passionately agreed upon the advancement of the women’s suffrage movement, or a woman’s right to vote, many citizens, including women, had counterarguments for the establishment and development of women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was a strong advocate for this movement, wrote The Declaration of Sentiments, which powerfully acknowledged the oppression women faced during this time. On the other hand, the Committee of Brooklyn Women gathered to create an alternative opinion on the matter, which was presented in a protest, entitled Preamble and Protest. The two opposing opinions, both made by female figures in the late 1800s, exposes
The Declaration of Sentiments, a document written by activists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucrietia Mott, discusses injustices towards woman and the rights that have been withheld from them, such as voting and denied admittance into colleges. Stanton and Mott want readers, primarily men, to understand, to take action, and to fight against the opression that has been put on women of all ages, race and religion in the United States. Without the help of Stanton and Mott, womens rights may have been an overlooked issue yesterday and today, therefore, their message is incontestably crucial. To Stanton and Mott, women were created equal to men, and to further their declaration of this equality, they state that the rights that have been unfairly
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a woman who was denied entry to the World Anti-Slavery Movement because she was a woman. After being denied entry, Stanton realised that women should have just as many rights as men, including women’s suffrage (History.com Staff). When men and women are compared, neither one is greater than the other. We are all equal. Stanton shared the same views stating that we are all equal.
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.
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.
For Elizabeth Cady Stanton it did not come easy, she went through many hard times to prove what she had believed in for years. This book give a very good understanding of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life and the many struggles she had to overcome to get to where she was when she was finally satisfied with the work she had done. Stanton wrote, “It was often necessary to travel night and day, sometimes changing cars at midnight, and perhaps arriving at the destination half and hour or less before going on the platform, and starting again on the journey upon leaving it, in constant fever of anxiety (p. 121).” If it wasn’t for her and few other women who saw more potential in what women had to offer, i am not so sure that we wouldn’t be fighting the same fight they did all those years
Stanton states, “When the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man” (Stanton 1). Stanton used this line to start her declaration as Thomas Jefferson used it in the first line of the Declaration of Independence. Using such a well trusted piece of writing that helped shaped the United States increases her credibility which helps her case in her argument. Another point in Stanton’s view, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: in that all men and women are created equal” (Stanton 1). This line starts the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, but Stanton added in “women” instead of just “men”.
During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform. This movement was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best.