Elizabeth Cady's The Declaration Of Sentiments

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in November 1815 to Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady in Johnstown, New York. She was educated at Johnstown Academy and Emma Willard's Troy Seminary and her father tutored her in law. Having lost her brother Eleazar in 1826, Elizabeth sought success to console her father. After her graduation from the seminary in 1833, she developed an interest in reform politics through staying at her cousin, Gerrit Smith's home one summer. She soon met her husband Henry Stanton and their honeymoon was spent at an 1840 international anti-slavery convention in London. Both rigid abolitionists, Elizabeth was excited at the chance to challenge injustice. Unfortunately, she and other women were excluded from the meatier conversations. One of the women Elizabeth met through this ordeal was the notorious Lucretia Mott, who decided that women should make their own convention. That …show more content…

During this time, Elizabeth was busy promoting petitions for the New York Married Women's Property Act that aimed to reform marital property dispersal. In 1851 she met her lifelong friend in activist Susan B. Anthony. The pair collaborated on books, articles, and speeches. When the Civil War ripped a divide through America, the two abolitionists founded the Women's Loyal National League. America's first women-led political organization, the WLNL mustered 40,000 signatures in support of a thirteenth amendment to the US Constitution for African American freedom with just 5,000 women circulating petitions. Their hope was that a fifteenth amendment would pass after the eradication of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans. As a sign of good faith, Elizabeth and Susan founded the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 with the goal of promoting freedom for all. Male abolitionists disagreed, pushing the women's cause to the back of their

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