Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Women's Suffrage Movement

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton is one of the greatest revolutionaries of American history. Stanton was a pioneer for the rights of women, but she was also an advocate for all people no matter their sex or race was. She fought for equality for all people. She penned many of the great historical documents of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and her exact words are used in the nineteenth amendment of the Bill of Rights. She also wrote many controversial articles in national magazines and her most notorious publication The Woman’s Bible. She was the voice behind fellow Suffragette, Susan B Anthony. Stanton wrote many of Anthony’s speeches while harnessing a beautiful and lifelong friendship which was vital to the progress of the suffrage movement. Stanton was co-founder and President of the first National Women’s Suffrage Association. She drew her inspiration from great figures like Fredrick Douglas and Mary Wollstonecraft and was supported by other revolutionary peers including Sojourner Truth. With the help of fellow great Suffragettes such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton laid the foundation for the equality of women and the right to vote in the United states. …show more content…
Even with the controversial content, the document was signed by one hundred of the conventions attendees, eighty-six women and sixty-two men, the first of the signers being Frederick Douglas, who at the time believed abolition and women’s rights were vital to one-another. While the movement started out small, it was energetic, after the convention in Seneca falls women began to meet in other parts of New York, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The movement was heavily criticized by both men and women, but it rapidly gained

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