Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee StoneElizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote.Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldnt take no for an answer.
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She also wrote countless addresses, letters, and pamphlets as well as articles, essays, and editorials for periodicals. Anthony , planning campaigns, speaking before legislative bodies, and addressing gatherings in conventions, in lyceums, and in the streets. While studying law in the office of her father, Daniel Cady, a U. Mott , because of their sex. She also introduced a resolution calling for woman suffrage that was adopted after considerable debate.
With her good friend Susan B. Elizabeth Cady was born November 12, , in Johnstown, New York, the eighth of 11 children born to Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady—she was one of six children who survived infancy and early childhood. Daniel Cady was a prominent Federalist attorney who served one term in Congress — , became a circuit court judge, and was appointed to the New York Supreme Court in Margaret was unusually tall for her time and had a commanding presence; Elizabeth would often later describe her as "queenly. Elizabeth was educated at Johnstown Academy until she was She studied Latin, Greek, math, religion, science, and French, and particularly enjoyed co-educational classes where she was able to compete with boys her age and older.
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Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association from until She opposed giving added legal protection and voting rights to African American men while women, black and white, were denied those same rights. Daniel Cady, her father, was a reputed lawyer, a congressman and also the judge of the New York Supreme Court. After marriage, Stanton moved back to New York, in , and tried to focus exclusively on being a wife and a mother.
Stanton was the eighth of 11 children born to Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady, a respected lawyer, judge and congressman. While he would later disapprove of her activism, Judge Cady initially encouraged his daughter by loaning her law books and explaining that objectionable statutes could be overturned by public appeals to the government. She got her start as an activist in the abolitionist movement. In , Elizabeth Cady met and fell in love with an abolitionist lecturer and journalist named Henry Stanton. Stung by the hypocrisy of their male counterparts, Stanton and fellow abolitionist Lucretia Mott resolved to begin a political crusade on behalf of their gender. She wrote many of Susan B.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes. The writer and reformer Elizabeth Cady Stanton was perhaps the most gifted and versatile feminist leader in American history. Elizabeth Cady was born in Johnstown, N. The daughter of a judge, she became a feminist while still a child after hearing her father inform abused women that they had no legal alternative but to endure mistreatment by their husbands and fathers. She had the best education then available to women.