Elizabeth Cady Stanton And The Influence Of Women's Rights

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Since the beginning of the United States, the women's rights movement has been a crucial part of women's lives. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the leading activists of women's rights movement in the nineteenth century. The World's Anti-Slavery convention was held in London, England in 1840. Stanton, along with a woman named Lucretia Mott, attended this convention. They both were determined to have a women's rights convention when they returned back to the United States. In 1848, the first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. Elizabeth's speech, "Address on Women's Rights," became a famous address about the rights of women. This speech addresses the issues of unfairness directed toward each gender. Due to this…show more content…
Women had limited opportunities when it came to things such as education and freedom. For example, men were allowed to go to college and they got what they wanted. On the other hand, women did not get these options. If people did not spread the word, then the women restricted in their homes would not find out this information. At this time, women were not as educated as men were and they did not have the right to vote.
In 1869, The National Women's Suffrage Association was started by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Suffrage became the main goal of the movement. "Leaders of the movement believed that if women had the vote, they could use it to gain other rights" ("Women's Rights and Citizenship Throughout US History"). In order for improvement to occur in regards to women's rights, something had to be done that others will remember. Elizabeth knew nothing would change without a powerful voice stating this information. Both Elizabeth and Anthony contributed "50 years to the woman’s suffrage movement" (“Woman Suffrage: History and Time Line”).
In the nineteenth century, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very important person of the women's rights movement. Stanton did several things over the years that were important to the movement. She "drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions" that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." ("The Women’s
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