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PSY A313 Timeline on Elizabeth Cady

  • Education and Beginning

     Education and Beginning
    She met her future husband and abolitionist Henry Stanton in 1840. From here she became active in the anti-slavery movement. While in London, she attended the World's Ant-Slavery convention, where she met Luctria Mott. They found common ground as they were both were upset about not being able to attend the event. This part of her life played an important role in her work because the two got together and held the first woman's right convention at Seneca Falls in 1848.
  • Stanton moves further into woman's rights

    Stanton moves further into woman's rights
    As the woman's suffrage movement became Stanton's top priority, she met with Susan B. Anthony in 1851 and started to collaborate on articles, speeches, and books. Together they dominated the woman's movement for over half a century. Stanton was one of the most visible leaders of the movement. Stanton and her developed a good friendship and were able to lean on each other pushing one another further leading to the creation of the American Equal Rights Association.
  • Amendment Work and Creation of the National Woman Suffrage Movement

    Amendment Work and Creation of the National Woman Suffrage Movement
    Stanton began working toward Civil War efforts along with Anthony to advocate for the 13th amendment, which ended slavery. She traveled as a speaker and addressed topics such as maternity, child rearing, divorce law, and woman's property rights. She opposed the 14th and 15th amendments which only gave voting rights to black men, but no women. She founded the National Woman suffrage Association. Seeing the support at the local level the movement had gained encouraged Stanton and her supports.
  • Final Work

    Final Work
    By 1880 Stanton, at the age of 65, Stanton focused more on writing and less on traveling and speaking. She wrote three volumes of the History of Woman Suffrage. She also published the Woman's Bible in 1895, where she voiced her belied in a secular state and urged woman to see how religious orthodoxy could stunt their chances at self-sovereignty. Publishing gave Stanton a way to continue to have an impact on the work she had done her whole life and push the movement after her death.