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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American feminist, editor, writer, and women’s rights activists. She famously wrote the Declaration of Sentiments calling for women’s rights in various spectrums.
- Elizabeth Cady was born on November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York. At an early age, Elizabeth showed desire to intellectually excel. Her father, Daniel, was a lawyer who served as a judge and a U.S. Congressman. Young Elizabeth learned that laws for men and women were different.
- In 1832, she graduated from the Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary.
- Elizabeth’s cousin, Gerrit Smith, was a major influence with her ideas of abolition and women’s rights movements.
Stanton’s Works, Legacy, and Death
- In 1840, she married reformer Henry Stanton and they had seven children. Their first appearance as a married couple was at the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in London. Specifically, Elizabeth objected to the exclusion of women in such an assembly.
- In July 1848, Elizabeth along with Lucretia Mott and other women held the known Seneca Falls Convention. The Declaration of Sentiments voiced proposing women’s right to vote. She met famous abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass.
- In the early 1850s, she met Susan B. Anthony, one of the prominent leaders promoting women’s rights particularly the right to vote and divorce.
- Elizabeth became an outspoken abolitionist during the Civil War.
- By 1868, she collaborated with Susan B. Anthony on the Revolution. It was a militant weekly paper. The following year, they established the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).
- Stanton became the first president of NWSA. After a year, they merged with the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
- In 1881 until 1886, Stanton worked with Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage in the first three volumes of History of Women Suffrage.
- She continued to give lectures and speeches promoting women’s rights in general. Stanton called for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution for women’s right to vote but the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified in 1870 without inclusion of women.
- In 1895 until 1898, Elizabeth and her daughter Harriet published two volumes of The Woman’s Bible. Stanton believed that organized religion and the Bible played a huge role in denying women’s rights. This action influenced different women suffrage movements.
- Stanton’s legacy in promoting women’s rights includes speeches to Congress and the courts, and movements fighting for women’s right to suffrage and ride bicycles.
- On October 26, 1902, Stanton died in New York City. She once said that “the history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”
- During World War II, a battleship was named as USS Elizabeth C. Stanton.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Elizabeth Cady Stanton worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was an American feminist, editor, writer, and women’s rights activists. She famously wrote the Declaration of Sentiments calling for women’s rights in various spectrums.
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- Elizabeth Cady Stanton Facts
- Declaration of Sentiments
- Women Making History
- Woman Acrostic
- Issues of the 19th Century
- Seneca Falls Convention
- History of Women Suffrage
- The Suffragist
- Quotable Quotes
- Feminism in Films
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