Elizabeth Cady Stanton Facts

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Facts
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the most influential American social activists of the late twentieth century. She was involved in organizations that advocated for the abolition of slavery, temperance and prohibition, and women's suffrage. Cady Stanton was born Elizabeth Cady on November 12, 1815 to Daniel and Margaret Livingston Cady in Johnston, New York. She was one of eleven children, but only she and four of her sisters survived into old age. Daniel Cady was a prominent attorney and congressman who introduced his daughter Elizabeth to the law. It was from that early experience with the law that Cady Stanton evolved into one of the leading social and political activists of her time.
Interesting Elizabeth Cady Stanton Facts:
Elizabeth was raised in the Episcopalian of Christianity
The Stanton family owned at least one slave until slavery was abolished in the state of New York in 1827
Cady Stanton was a bright high school student, becoming the only girl in her class to be in the advanced classes: she excelled in math and ancient Greek.
For college, Elizabeth attended Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York, in the early 1830s, although her grades were better than many of her male classmates who attended the all-male Union College.
She met her husband, Henry Brewster Stanton, through her activism in the temperance movement: the couple married in 1840.
Henry later found work as a lawyer in Boston and the couple eventually had seven children
While in Boston, Elizabeth met some of the leading intellectuals of her time, including Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Cady Stanton became involved in early feminism and the suffrage movement during the mid-1800s when she developed a friendship with Susan B. Anthony.
She wrote a number of Susan B. Anthony's speeches.
Cady Stanton was instrumental in organizing the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, which advocated for political and social equality of the sexes.
She Opposed the ratification of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution because they only gave black men, not women of any race, the right to vote.
Along with Susan B. Anthony, Cady Stanton later argued that the Fifteenth Amendment actually gave women the right to vote as well as black men.
She wrote the two-volume Women's Bible, the three volume History of Woman Suffrage, and Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897 during the late 1800s.
She also helped publish a weekly feminist periodical titled Revolution during the late 1800s.
During the late 1800s, Cady Stanton used her influence and writing abilities to help introduce suffrage and pro-women's equality laws to various state legislatures.
Elizabeth considered herself a Fabian Socialist.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton died on October 26, 1902 at the age of eighty-six of heart failure.
Three of her daughters would attend traditional colleges and live to see the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
Despite making numerous statements that are considered racist throughout her life, Cady Stanton is a revered figure today by American liberals and democratic socialists.

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