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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • Birthdate and location

    Born to the towns most prominent citizens Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady, in Johnstown, New York City, U.S.A.
  • Graduation

    Emma Willard's Seminary in Troy, New York City. Elizabeth's realm started when she was young, she often found interest in her fathers law books which started her intellectual journey.
  • Attended Convention

    Attended Convention
    Attended the world Anti-Slavery Convention on their honeymoon in London, England. She was very active in the antislavery movement. She worked alongside the leading abolitionists of the day such as Sarah and Angelina Grimke and William Lloyd Garrison. The anti-slavery movement posed great fuse to end the slavery chain with gratitude, compassion, and intense anger.
  • Marriage

    Got married to Henry Brewster Stanton. "The two married in 1840, though she requested that “obey” be left out of their marriage ceremony, as she “obstinately refused to obey one with whom I supposed I was entering into an equal relation.”
  • Migration

    Moved from Boston Massachusetts to Seneca Falls, New York City. To be closer to her influences, along with influencing others too.
  • Equal Rights Movements

    Organization of the first woman's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York City.
    Also coauthored the declaration of sentiments, modeled on the declaration of Independence, which included the demand for voting rights for women.
  • Friendship

    Met and befriended Susan B. Anthony; both had similar interests in the equal rights movements. "Cady Stanton was mother to seven children, and her maternal duties often prevented her from actively participating in the movement alongside Anthony. While she was unable to travel to give lectures, she was a prolific writer and composed many of Anthony’s speeches."
  • Foundation

    Stanton, Susan Anthony, and others founded the Woman's New York State Temperance Society
  • Women's Loyal National League

    Founded by Stanton, Anthony and others with the goal to agitate the 13th amendment for the U.S Constitution in hopes to end slavery for all.
  • Universal Suffrage

    Petitioned for congress for Universal Suffrage; became the first female candidate for the U.S House of Representatives.
  • National Woman's Suffrage Association

    Cofounder and first president with Susan B. Anthony of the NWSA with the goal of agitation of the 16th amendment to outlaw disfranchisement on account of sex.
    The enragement settled scores between what is brought to the table, yet that did not bring enough notice for the men to stop seeing women as subordinate in their field of work.
  • 15th Amendment ratification

    The 15th Amendment outlawed disfranchisement "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude" was ratified.
  • Minor v. Happersett

    In 1875, Supreme Court decided Minor vs. Happersett that female citizens were not legally entitled to vote.
    " In 1875, Minor v. Happersett went to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court decided that suffrage was not a right of citizenship. The Fourteenth Amendment, therefore, did not give women the right to vote. Suffragists would have to develop other strategies to change state and national laws."
  • Introduction of the 16th Amendment

    The Senator, Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA) introduced in Congress the 16th Amendment extending to women the right to vote; became known as the Anthony Amendment and later the 19th Amendment.
  • History of Woman's Suffrage

    History of Woman's Suffrage was published by Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (New York: Fowler & Wells. 3 vols.)
  • Defeated 16th Amendment

    The 16th Amendment (Anthony Amendment) defeated in U.S Senate. "February 10, 1919
    Senate Defeats Suffrage Amendment
    The Senate fails to approve the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, falling one vote short of the necessary two-thirds present and voting, with a vote of 55-29."
    This reveals how man power and prestige ruled the life of all.
  • The First International Council of Women

    Helped organize the first International Council of Women in Washington D.C. "Founded by Susan B. Anthony, May Wright Sewell, and Frances Willard, among others, the ICW held its first convention March 25–April 1, 1888, in Washington, D.C. Nine countries—England, Ireland, France, Norway, Denmark, Finland, India, Canada, and the United States—sent 49 delegates."
  • Merger

    National Woman's Suffrage Association merged into the National American Woman's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and elected as the president.
  • A Change of View

    Stanton's acts against the canon law and her view against the church depleted the NAWSA's standpoint on her mission.
  • (1895-1898)

    Stanton published The Woman's Bible (New York: European Publishing Co. 2 vols.) What this brought was great intellect from the great woman Stanton.
  • Final publish

    Stanton published: Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1897 (New York: European Publishing Co. 474 pp.) If nobody understood her voice when she spoke, she hoped someone hears her voice through her written words in her biography. Quite interesting, and pleasant.
  • Date of Death

    Elizabeth Stanton died on October 26, 1902 in New York. Elizabeth Stanton not only put her two cents in, but helped build the motion for women to be heard.
  • References

    C, S. (2018, December 4). How did the 1840 World's anti Slavery Convention affect the women's suffrage movement? lifeder English. Retrieved September 11, 2021, from
  • References

    Elizabeth Cady STANTON: Suffragette and women's rights activist. Charles Koch Institute. (2021, May 19). Retrieved September 11, 2021, from
  • References

    Timeline : Articles and essays : Elizabeth Cady STANTON papers : Digital collections : Library of Congress. The Library of Congress. (n.d.). Retrieved September 11, 2021, from
    International Council of women. (n.d.). Retrieved September 11, 2021, from