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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Lauren Taranow Assell Period 1 10-14-2008 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. Her father, Judge Daniel Cady supported his daughter’s views on feminism and her intelligence, but as she got more into the feminist movement began to oppose her ideals. She graduated from the Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary in 1832, and soon after got involved in many abolitionist and women’s rights causes. In 1840, Stanton married a reformer Henry Stanton, who was also very involved in the abolitionist movement, and together they had seven children. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with Lucretia Mott and other important women, held the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848 1 . At this meeting, the attendees drew up its “Declaration of Sentiments,” which she wrote down. It outlined issues that women needed in an equal society, such as a higher education, entrance into professions and trades, custody and property rights, and, most importantly, the right to vote
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