Elizabeth Cady Stanton(1815-1902)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented the Declaration of Sentiments, and she was the most important figure in the women's rights movements.

"The general discontent I felt with woman's portion as wife, housekeeper, physician, and spiritual guide, the chaotic conditions into which everything fell without her constant supervision, and the wearied, anxious look of the majority of women, impressed me with a strong feeling that some active measures should be taken to remedy the wrongs of society in general, and of women in particular."

" My experience at the World Anti-slavery Convention, all I had read of the legal status of women, and the oppression I saw everywhere, together swept across my soul, intensified now by many personal experiences. "

"It seemed as if all the elements had conspired to impel me to some onward step. I could not see what to do or where to begin -- my only thought was a public meeting for protest and discussion."

                                                                                                     -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the most important figures in the feminist movements. 
-She met Lucretia Mott in the anti-slavery convention in London, and considered Mott as her mentor. 
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the Declaration of Sentiments, and presented the document during the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. 
-In the document, Stanton listed many grievances toward the inequalities between men and women. With the help of Lucretia Mott and Frederick Douglass, all the resolution including women’s suffrage passed during the convention. 
-The Declaration of Sentiments had a huge impact on the society and women began to stand up for themselves. 
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton then organized the National American Women Suffrage Association. -Sadly, Elizabeth Cady Stanton did not live to see the passing of 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 
-Because of her hard work, Elizabeth was considered the most important symbol of the women’s rights movements.