Informative Speech On Women's Rights

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnston, New York. She was the eighth out of eleven children born to Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady. Five of which whom died at birth or early childhood. Stanton’s father was a Federalist Attorney who served one term in Congress, became a circuit court judge, and was appointed to the New York Supreme Court in 1847. Margaret was descended from Dutch settlers—her father, Colonel James Livingston, was an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Judge Cady introduced his daughter to the law and planted the early seeds that grew into her legal and social activism. Even as a young girl, Stanton enjoyed her father’s law library and debating legal issues with her father’s law officials. It was the early exposure to law that caused Elizabeth to realize how unfairly the law favored men over women, predominantly over married women. Her awareness that married
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She, Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, and a handful of other women systematized the first women’s rights convention at the Stanton home in Seneca Falls on July 19 and 20. Stanton wrote a Declaration of Sentiments, which she displayed on the Declaration of Independence, to formally proclaim the equality of men and women and propose resolutions, including female suffrage. The Seneca Falls Convention was attended by over 300 people, including Frederick Douglass. One hundred of the participants signed the Declaration of Sentiments. Two weeks later, Stanton was invited to speak at a second women’s rights convention in Rochester, at which Lucretia Mott was the featured speaker. In 1850, Stanton was requested to speak at the first National Women’s Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts, but she was pregnant at the time. Instead of attending, she chose to be a sponsor and have a speech

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