Elizabeth Cady Stanton Timeline

  • Birth date

    Birth date
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to Daniel Cody (Elizabeth's father) and Margaret Livingston Cady (Elizaeth's mother). Her father was a Federalist attorney who served one term in the United States Congress in the years 1814 to 1817. He later became a circuit court judge anda New York Supreme Justice in 1947. Elizabeth's mother went into shock and depression when many of her babies died at a early age. Her mother's shock affected Elizabeth.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton married a man named Henry B. Stanton. Henry Brewster Stanton was a abolitionist, a person who opposed slavery. Henry B. Stanton was a journalist, antislavery orator, and became a attorney. Her father, Daniel Cady, did not agree with the marriage. Henry B. Stanton was a acquaintance of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's cousin, Gerrit Smith. Elizabeth Cady Stanton refused to say the phrase "Promise to obey" in her wedding vows.
  • Tea Meeting

    Tea Meeting
    Lucretia Mott, Martha C. Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Mary Ann McClintock are invited for a tea meeting at Jane Hunt's house in Waterloo, New York. At the meeting they decide to hold a women's rights convention in Seneca Falls in July 19-July 20. This meeting changed the shape of history. If it wasn't for this meeting then there wouldn't have been a start of a women's convention. If there were no women's rights conventions, women won't have the same right as men.
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    First Women's Rights Convention

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other women organized the first women's rights Convetion in Seneca Falls. Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted a Declaration of Sentiments, and she read it aloud at the convention. She used the Declaration of Independence as a model. She proclaimed that men and women were created equal and she demanded to let women have the right to vote. Female suffrage and other things were passed with the support of Frederick Douglass. He attended and spoke at the convention.
  • Second Women's Rights Convention

    Second Women's Rights Convention
    Other women form the second women's rights convention after the first women's rights convention in Rochester, New York. Abigail Bush, a African American, chairs the event. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is invited to speak to the second women's rights convention. This event solidfied her role as a activist and reformer. This event made Elizabeth Cady Stanton more well-known and important to the women'a rights movement.
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    Women's Rights Convention

    Womans held another women's rights convention in Salem, Ohio. In this convention women takes control of the whole convention, and they don't allow for any men to participate. They allow men to attend the women's rights convention, but they are not allowed to participate in any way. This event shows the new power of women and their ongoing struggle to remind men that they are equal. This impacted Elizabeth Cady Stanton, because this was what she was fighting for. This was a big step for womens.
  • First National Women's Rights Convention

    First National Women's Rights Convention
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was first invited to speak in the first National Women's rights Convention in Worchester, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Cady Stanton decided not go to because of her pregnancy, but she sent her speech to be read and lended her name for the National Women's Rights Convention.
  • Meeting Susan B. Anthony

    Meeting Susan B. Anthony
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton first meets Susan B. Anthony on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York. This meeting will change their lifes forever. They worked as a team and both fought for women's rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton would write stories and declarations while Susan B. Anthony would follow the movements and actions. Their partnership allowed for the nineteenth amendment. When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was busy with her family, Susan B. Anthony would read aloud Elizabeth Cady Stanton's poems.
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    Women's State Temperance Society

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the Women's State Temperance Society. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the presidents of the organization. She suggested that drukness caused divorces. Her statement caused many of her supporters to go against her ideas.
  • Seventh child

    Seventh child
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Henry Brewster Stanton had a seventh child named Robert Livingston Stanton. He was a unplanned menopausal baby. He was the last and the seventh child of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Henry Brewster Stanton. She gave birth to him when she was 44 years old. He lived in New York City, New York in 1891. He was a graduate of Cornell Univeristy and Columbia College Law School. Robert Livingston Stanton stayed unmarried.
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    American Civil War

    Before Elizabeth Cady Stanton was known for fighting for women's rights, she was a abolitionist. A abolitionist is a person who is opposed to slavery. She fought for slavery rights during the American Civil War. She met her husband, Henry Brewster Stanton, through abolition movements. Henry Bewster was also a abolitionist. Before Elizabeth Cady Stanton got into women's rights she fought in abolition movements.
  • Candidate for Congress

    Candidate for Congress
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton declares herself as a candidate for Congress from the 8th Congressional District of New York. She lost by a big difference. She recevied 24 out of 22,026 votes cast in November. This event shows how much Elizabeth Cady Stanton was going to risk for the fight of women's rights.
  • A Petition for Universal Suffrage

    A Petition for Universal Suffrage
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote a petition for Universal Suffrage in 1866. This was a important petition of the women's rights movement.
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    Revolution

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the co-editor of Revolution. This made her more of a leader she is well known today. She begin to make a reputation of a women's rights leader.
  • National Women Suffrage Association

    National Women Suffrage Association
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony first formed the National Women Suffrage Association. The main goal of the organization was to allow voting rights for women. This was a important association for women, and it helped spread the awareness of women's rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the president for 21 years.
  • American Woman Suffrage Association

    American Woman Suffrage Association
    The American Woman Suffrage Association was a larger association than the National Woman Suffrage Association. This association supported the Fifteenth amendment as it was written. This organization was better funded and it was more representative of women's rights.
  • History of Woman Suffrage

    History of Woman Suffrage
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and another person collaborated and worked together to make the first volume of History of Woman Suffrage. They planned for their to be 6 volumes of the History of Woman Suffrage, and it included letters of the woman's rights movement, full history, and other documents of the History of Woman Suffrage.
  • International Council of Woman

    International Council of Woman
    In her later years, Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped fund the International Council of Woman. She became known as a women's rights leader, and her reputation got better.
  • Merging of the two organizations

    Merging of the two organizations
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the merging of the National Woman's Suffrage Association and of the American Woman Suffrage Association because of the more religious views of the American Woman Suffrage Association. Despite Elizabeth Cady Stanton's opposition the two organizations merged together into one association called the National Woman Suffrage Association. Even if Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed to this, she became the first president of the new merged organization.
  • Final Speech before the United States Congress

    Final Speech before the United States Congress
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Isabella Beecher Hooker addressed the issue of woman suffrage to the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. This happened about 10 years before Elizabeth Cady Stanton's death. This would be her last time to address before the members of the United States Congress.
  • Solitude of Self

    Solitude of Self
    The Solitude of Self was originally delivered as a speech written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Later Lucy Stone got impressed of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Solitude of Self anf later published her writing in the Woman's Journal.
  • Support of the Spanish-American War

    Support of the Spanish-American War
    In 1898, Elizabeth Cady Stanton supported the Spanish-American War. She wrote: "Though I hate war per se, I am glad that it has come in this instance. I would like to see Spain . . . swept from the face of the earth." which made her well known for her strong support of the Spanish-American War. She was close to her end years.
  • Death

    Death
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was 86 years old when she died. She died in New York, New York. She died of heart failure at her house, and she died 18 years before women were granted the rigth to vote. After Elizabeth Cady Stanton's death many people started to have Susan B. Anthony as the founder of the women's rights movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was forgotten when she died.
  • Woman's working conditions

    Woman's working conditions
    Along with the grant of womrn voting rights, the government passed the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor. This guarded women in factories and allowed for better working conditions for woman.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    Women got the right to vote and to run office 18 years after Elizabeth Cady Stanton died. Even after Elizabeth Cady Stanton's death this impacted her, because she fought for this right for her whole life. She was devoted into women and men having the same rights. Even if Elizabeth Cady Stanton died her work and time helped America change history. The nineteenth amendement helped shape the United States and this impacted Elizabeth Cady Stanton even after her death.
  • National Organization of Woman

    National Organization of Woman
    The National Organization of Woman or (NOW) is formed in 1966 for the stop of discriminiation of woman in other places. This is the biggest women's rights group in the United States. Elizabeth Cady Stanton would have joined and been a big member of this organization if she was alive. Her reputation of woman's rights could have risen if she was alive. That's why this event could have impacted Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act banned employment discrimination against pregnant woman. This would have impacted Elizabeth Cady Stanton even if she died, because Elizabeth Cady Stanton has been working hard to allow for men and woman to be equal. She didn't want women discrimination.