Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815-1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an absolutely remarkable woman, was born and died in the state of New York.
Starting out as Elizabeth Cady,
married Henry Brewster Stanton.
Together with Lucretia Mott,
Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, the nation's first
women's rights assembly, held from July 19 to 20, 1848, at Seneca
Falls, New York. More than 300 males and females attended.
At this convention, Stanton delivered
Declaration of Sentiments speech, modeled after the
Declaration of Independence.
Twelve resolutions were passed, eleven
of them unanimously. The tricky resolution was Resolution No. 9, the
one that demanded women's right to vote.
Frederick Douglass, by the way, was one of the men who
signed the document.
In 1851, Elizabeth hooked up with
Susan B. Anthony and together
they vigorously fought for women's rights.
On June 1, 1853, Stanton delivered her
Temperance and Women's Rights speech at the first annual
meeting of the Women's State Temperance Society Convention, held at
Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y.
In 1854 Stanton addressed the New York
state legislature on the subject of
The Rights of Married Women. This address, adopted by
the State Woman's Rights Convention, held at Albany, on February 14
and 15, 1854, was the first formal petition. It was submitted on
February 20, 1854.
In 1868, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Destructive Male speech at the Women's Suffrage
Convention at Washington D.C.
On January 18, 1892, and aged 77,
Stanton delivered what she would later consider her best speech,
Solitude of Self.
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