Presentation on theme: "Elizabeth Cady Stanton “Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman’s thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable."— Presentation transcript:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton “Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman’s thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government.” By Victoria Symanski
Born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. Her father, Daniel Cady, was a Supreme Court judge. She went to Johnston Academy, which was an all-boys school. She also attended Emma Willards Academy She married Henry Brewster Stanton and had seven children with him. Elizabeth and Henry were both abolitionists. When they got married, they took out the word “obey” in the ceremony, because she did not want to vow to obey him.
Elizabeth and her husband went to a World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. Women were not allowed to speak during the convention, and that made Elizabeth very angry. She joined other women in objection to their exclusion from the convention. Elizabeth, Lucretia Mott, and several other women held the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. During this convention, the people that attended took the lead in proposing that women would get the right to vote. During the Civil War, she tried to concentrate on abolishing slavery, but after she became more concentrated on woman suffrage.
-Elizabeth became very close to Susan B. Anthony and together they made a weekly political paper called the Revolution. -Then the two of them founded National Women Suffrage Association, and she was the president. National Women Suffrage Association
Accomplishments Elizabeth Cady Stanton won property rights for married women, equal guardianship of children, and liberated divorce laws, which made it possible for women to leave marriages that were abusive to the wife, children, and economic health of the family. She wrote Eight Years and More and co-wrote The History of Women Suffrage, and The Women’s Bible. She was the first president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Women got the right to vote twenty years after she died.