Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on Novemeber 12th in 1820 in in Johnstown, New York.
She married in 1840 Henry Stanton.
During the age that she lived , women were not allowed to show their pregnancy in public so they stayed at home. But when the seventh son of Elizabeth was borned , she celebrated it putting a flag outside her house, so everyone could see it and could know the importance of her maternity . Elizabeth Cady Stanton participated in the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848. At this meeting, the attendees drew up its “Declaration of Sentiments” and proposed women to have the right to vote.
After meeting Susan B Anthony in 1850, she was one of the leaders in promoting women's rights in general (such as divorce) and the right to vote in particular. In 1868, she worked with Susan B. Anthony and they both formed the National Woman Suffrage Association .
Elizabeth travelled to give speeches.
She published with her daughter two volumens of critiques “The Women´s Bible”.
She also obtain the women´s right to ride bycicles .Elizabeth died on October 26 ,1902.She´s recognized as one of the more remarkable individuals in American history.
MY OPINION: I agree with her because I think that women must have the same rights as men
because I don´t think they are better tahn women. I really like the thing that Elizabeth did, that was put a flag when her seventh son was born because become mother is very important for women.

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