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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Rights Leader, Suffragist, Feminist, Reformer. Brittany Glassberg and Caitlin Kornick Period 7 – 4/7/11. “ Resolved, that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise. ” -Elizabeth Cady Stanton .
Brittany Glassberg and Caitlin Kornick
Period 7 – 4/7/11
“Resolved, that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.”
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Oh, my daughter, I wish you were a boy”
Woman Suffrage Association
Elizabeth Cady Stanton with her daughter, Harriot
Woman Suffragethe right of women by law to vote in national and local elections.Women’s Rights Movement
"We are persons; native, free-born citizens; property-holders, tax-payers, yet we are denied the exercise of our right to the elective franchise . . .”
–Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Address to the Legislature of New York, February 14th, 1854.
Above (left to right): Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott, the leading figures in the early women’s rights movement.
“She can own nothing, sell nothing. She has no right even to the wages she earns; her person, her time, her services are the property of another…”
- “Address to the Legislature of New York,” Feb. 14, 1854
“If we consider her as a citizen, as a member of a great nation, she must have the same rights as all other members, according to the fundamental principles of our government.”
- “The Solitude of Self,” spoken before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. house of Representatives, Jan. 17, 1892
“Now is the golden time to work! Before another Constitutional Convention be called, see to it that the public sentiment of this state shall demand suffrage for woman!”
- “Appeal and Petition Circulated in the State of New York,” 1859
“Resolved, that the speed success of our cause depends upon the zealous and untiring efforts of both men and women, for the overthrow of the monopoly of the pulpit, and for the securing to women an equal participation with men in the various trades, profession, and commerce.”–Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (seated) and Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the first to make Woman Suffrage an issue, yet she never got the chance to vote herself. She died October 26, 1902. The nineteenth amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution August 26, 1920, 18 years later.