Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Activist

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a women 's rights activist, editor, and writer. She was born on the 12th November 1815, in Johnstown, New York. She was a lawyer’s daughter and showed her desire to excel in knowledgeable and other spheres. She graduated from the Emma Willard 's Troy Female Institution in 1832. She was then pulled to the women 's rights movements through visiting her cousin, Gerrit Smith.

In 1840, Elizabeth married a reformer Henry Stanton, and they immediately went to the World 's Anti-Slavery Agreement in London, where she joined other women protesting about their exclusion from the assembly. After returning to the United States, Elizabeth and Henry had seven children all while he was studying and practicing law. Finally they settled in Seneca Falls, New York.
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As mentioned above, Elizabeth Cady Stanton worked in support of women’s rights. She called for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Elizabeth acknowledged the role religion played in the effort for equal rights for women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton achieved her goal regarding equal rights for
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