Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the author of the Declaration of Rights of Women. She was devoted to gaining equal rights for women and was responsible for, along with Lucretia Mott, organizing the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention. During this assembly, she pushed for the women present to adopt the idea that women deserve the right to vote. The Declaration of Rights of Women was written in 1878, but women were not allowed to vote until 1920.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the author of the Declaration of Rights of Women. She spent her life working for the rights of women, especially the women’s right to vote. Now, working with Lucretia Mott, who was a social reformer and another women’s rights activist, she organized the Seneca Falls Women’s Right Convention.

There, at the convention, was where she wrote the Declaration of Rights. At the convention, she pushed the assembly to adopt a resolution. This resolution would call for women to gain the right to vote. In 1878, along with Susan B. Anthony and other women’s rights activists, they wrote what would become the 19th Amendment.

It wasn’t until 1920 that this was officially ratified. However, it was written in 1878, which was a long time before that. Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived from 1815 to 1902. The 19th Amendment happened 18 years after her death. Stanton was an important thinker in the women’s rights movement, in addition to being a wife and mother of seven children.

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