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1 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
By: Toni Moletteri Dimitria Spathakis Christina Stellingwerf

Born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, NY Stanton’s family was wealthy and she received top education BIG INFLUENCE: FATHER He encouraged her to study law with him This is where she first saw the mistreatment of women Catalyst of Women’s Rights Movement She attended Johnstown Academy (all boys school) Attended Troys Female Seminary Only girls school that provided education equal to that of a boys

3 Later Years Married abolitionist – Henry Stanton
Created Seneca Falls Declaration Susan B. Anthony, Mott, and Stanton created the National Women’s Suffrage Association Stanton also supported the temperance movement (against alcoholic beverages) Created one suffrage association by combining the two (AWSA and NWSA) to create the National American Women Suffrage Association Died October 26, 1902 at age 86

4 Contributions to Society
American social activist leading figure in the woman’s rights movement and also and abolitionist defiant feminist leader was an eloquent speaker and gave many speeches on women’s rights as she repeatedly toured the country she took daring stands on issues like more liberal divorce laws as well as voting rights, coeducation, and dress reform 6

5 Seneca Falls Convention
member of the group that organized the Woman’s Rights Convention in 1848 “The right is ours. The question now is: how shall we get possession of what rightfully belongs to us?” drafted and read a “Declaration of Sentiments” document paralleled with the Declaration of Independence declaring that “all men and women are created equal” the convention initiated the woman’s rights movement in the United States 7

6 National American Women Suffrage Association
Stanton was voted the first president NAWSA fought for women’s equality in the courts, workplaces, and polls organization was instrumental in winning the ratification of the 19th amendment the parent organization of hundreds of smaller local and states groups their strategy was to push suffrage at the state level, and state-by-state support would eventually get the fed. Gov. to pass an amendment NAWSA hosted large theatrical suffrage parades and held major annual conventions 6

7 Society without Stanton
Today we take for granted that women have equal rights however in the 1800’s these were the rights women had.... Virtually NONE Women had few rights in the areas of property, income, employment, or even custody rights over their own children, let alone voting a woman was subordinate to her husband and she could even legally be beaten 8

8 Bibliography “19th Amendment.” Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Groiler Online, n.d. Web. 29 Mar < Burns, Kevin, and Paul Barnes. “The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” Not For Ourselves Alone. PBS, Web. 6 Apr < >. “Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Hyperlinked World History with Biblical Perspective. N.p., Web. 8 Apr < Kennedy, David, Lizabeth Cohen, and Thomas Bailey. “The Feminist Movement Takes Form.” The American Pageant. N.p.: Houghton Mifflin Company, Print. “The National American Woman Suffrage Association .” Bryn Mawr Women as Suffragists - the NAWSA Alumnae. Bryn Mawr College, n.d. Web. 10 Apr < Oxford University Press. “Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies, Web. 8 Apr < Shetterly, Rob, and Bob Sargent. “Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: Reformer, Writer, Lecturer.” Americans Who Tell The Truth. N.p., 15 Feb Web. 8 Apr < “Women of the Hall.” National Women’s Hall of Fame. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr < 12

9 Primary Sources Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, and Lucretia Mott. "'Declaration of Rights and Sentiments'." From: Documents of American History, Vol. I, ed. Henry Steele Commager, Milton Center, p American Women's History Online. Facts On File, Inc.  ItemID=WE42&iPin=awhm0695&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 11, 2010). Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. "Address to the First Women's Rights Convention." National Park Service. American Women's History Online. Facts On File, Inc.  ItemID=WE42&iPin=E14591&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 11, 2010) 9

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