Elizabeth Cady Stanton By: Ellie Beadle

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, NY, and died on October 26, 1902, in New York City, NY. Elizabeth met Lucretia Mott in 1840 at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. They were both very upset that women were not allowed to speak at the convention and as a result, they soon decided to do something about the injustice to women and their rights. Stanton had had a good education and had attended Troy Female Seminary, the nation's first high school for girls. Eight years after the convention in London, Mott and Stanton finally met up and decided to make a convention about women's rights called the Seneca Falls Convention in New York. On July 19, 1848, nearly 300 people, including 40 men attended the convention. Although Elizabeth did not enjoy speaking in public, and didn't do so very often, when she did she with power and motivation. Because of Stanton's help and work with the Women's suffrage movement we have come closer and closer to having rights as men do and being equals in this world.

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