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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Leader of Women's Rights Movement

1815-1902

 

Elizabeth grew up in New York in a Presbyterian household. She was able to attend an all-boys high school, where she excelled in learning Greek. Because no college offering high degrees were open to women, Cady attended Emma Willard's Academy and graduated in 1832. She then studied law with her father who was a judge. But, because she was a women, Cady was not allowed admission to the bar, which was required for all lawyers. As a result, she started to become concerned about the need for greater equality for women.

 

In 1840, she married Henry Stanton and together they got involved in the temperance (anti-alcohol) and abolition movements. The Stantons attended an anti-slavery convention in London, but she, along with Lucretia Mott and other women, were not recognized because of their gender. In 1848, Stanton, Mott, and other women organized the Seneca Falls Convention, which was the beginning of the women's rights movement. Stanton, along with Susan B. Anthony, began to speak to different organizations and legislative bodies about women's rights and the need to grant women the right to vote. Stanton also believed that women should be given the right to control their own property.

 

In 1869, Stanton was chosen to be first president of the National Woman's Suffrage Association. In 1888, she addressed the first International Council of Women in Washington, D.C. Stanton was the mother of seven children and was known as a courageous and bright woman, In addition to speaking about women's rights, she also spoke about family life and child care, wrote for various magazines, and co-authored two books on women's issues.


 

Learning from Her Character

1. How did Stanton deal with the obstacles she faced?

2. How did Stanton try to bring about positive social change?

3. What are some problems today that you would like to see changed? What could you do to try to bring about positive changes.

 

Please paste your comment about why you think Elizabeth Cady Stanton is a person of character below!  

 

 

Comments (16)

Rebecca M. said

at 9:18 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She didn't give up, and she kept fighting for her rights.
2. She would try to change things with her friends, and people she cares about.
3. Some of the rumors that go around, and instead of passing them on, I can simply set the example of ignoring them

kelvin g said

at 9:19 am on Mar 8, 2012

she fought for what she believed in.
2. she tried to get women to vote and other things.
3. I want to see the NFL rules to change back to the way they were.

Derek. E said

at 9:19 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. They got involved in slavery freedom, She also addressed mean things for woman's rights.
2. She adressed freedom to vote for woman in washington.
3. Id like to see our government change, Sign up for our government.

Bailey M. said

at 9:20 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She protested, never gave up, and stood up for what she believed in.
2. She tried to change people she cared about.
3. Try to stop rumors from going around, most of them aren't true anyways.

Autumn L. said

at 9:21 am on Mar 8, 2012

She studied to be a judge
She began the women's rights movement, anti slavery, the first international Council of Women in W.D.C.
Gossip and stuff should stop and if you hear it then don't pass it. Just ignores it.

dustin said

at 9:21 am on Mar 8, 2012

she organized the woman's rights associations.
she believed in the right for woman to vote.
not long enough summers they need to be longer.

Gabrielle J. said

at 9:21 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. Stanton joined the National Woman's Suffrage Association and fought to get better rights for woman.
2. She did presentations and spoke to crowds as the president of the National Woman's Suffrage Association.
3. I think that we need to put more money and invest in our future more. I could take to people, do it my self, or write letters to important government officials.

Johnny W. said

at 9:21 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She protested and stood up for what she believed.
2. By protesting and trying to make a difference in life.
3. I want to see that we go back to 11 man football. I could try to convince people that we would get more experience for college if we were going to play football.

Natalie F. said

at 9:21 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She never gave up, and she always fought for her rights and what she believed in.
2. She would try to get the people around her to help her.
3. If someone is talking about other people to you just ignore it and don't pass it on.

Jacob L. said

at 9:21 am on Mar 8, 2012

She tried to change that women needed more rights than what they had.
She got involved in the temperance and abolition movements. She also fought for women's suffrage.
High prices, we could have more farmers markets to create more food and more reasonable prices for the food.

Kiley J. said

at 9:22 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She stood up for what she thought was right and when she did that, it came true and she helped other women .
2. She let people that they can't tell her what to do and she can fight for what she wants. Other women thought also and started to agree with her.
3. I would like to see bullying and abuse change. It is violent and just not right.

Mikayla A. said

at 9:23 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She always fought for her rights.
2. She tried to get women to be able to vote.
3. People could stop making rumors about other people and just get along with each other.

Kimberly R. said

at 9:23 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She got married and attended an anti-slavery convention. She was also chosen to be president of the National Woman's Suffrage Associatio
2. She fought against slavery and suffrage.
3. I think that abuse should be changed, and people should go to jail for it!

Isaiah.R said

at 9:23 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. she stolid ageist it.
2. she believe that woman should have the same rites as men.
3. i would change do not nit your kid, I would change it to have the kid have a weekly checkup at the school nears

Natalie M. said

at 9:24 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She fought for what she believed in.
2. She tried to get the pople she cared about to vote.
3. The gossiping she stop, you could stop spreading rumors around.

Madeline T. said

at 9:25 am on Mar 8, 2012

1. She fought protested and fought for rights.
2. She would try to change people she cared about and protested.
3. Rumor would be ignored instead of starting them and passing them on.

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