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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  1. 1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Nichole Handwerk 7/18/08
  2. 2. Birth/Parents <ul><li>Date of Birth – Nov 12, 1815 </li></ul><ul><li>Born In Johnstown, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Father – Daniel Cady </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Prominent Attorney </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mother – Margaret Livingston Cady </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depressed throughout Elizabeth’s childhood due to losing 5 children </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Childhood <ul><li>Raised by sister Tryphena and Peter Teabout </li></ul><ul><li>Teabout was a slave </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabeth was fond of him and reminisced of him in her memoir Eighty Years and More </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Education <ul><li>Formally educated at Johnstown Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied Latin, Greek and Mathematics until age 16. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-educational classes allowed her to compete with boys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won many academic awards and honors </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Intellectual Development <ul><li>In her memoir, Stanton strongly credits Rev. Simon Hosack for helping to foster her academic abilities </li></ul><ul><li>He firmly believed in her abilities and helped teach Stanton Greek </li></ul>
  6. 6. College Education <ul><li>In 1830 she enrolled in the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, NY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This was after she could not get into her college of choice, because it became male only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>She was strongly influenced by Charles Grandison Finney – an evangelical preacher and central figure in the revivalist movement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Marriage <ul><li>Married Henry Brewster Stanton in 1840 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He was a journalist, antislavery orator and became an attorney after he married Elizabeth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The marriage lasted until Henry’s death in 1887 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Children & Family Life <ul><li>The Stantons had 7 children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel Cady Stanton, Henry Brewster Stanton, Jr., Gerrit Smith Stanton, Theodore Weld Stanton, Margaret Livingston Stanton, Harriot Eaton Stanton, Robert Livingston Stanton </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stanton was a mother who advocated homeopathy, freedom of expression, outdoor activity and an academic education for her children </li></ul><ul><li>They raised their family in Seneca Falls, NY </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activism <ul><li>1848 - with other women organized the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Drafted a Declaration of Sentiments which was read at the convention </li></ul>
  10. 10. Activism <ul><li>Following the Seneca Falls convention she was invited to speak at a second women’s right convention in Rochester, NY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This solidified her role as an activist and reformer </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Activism <ul><li>Along with Susan B. Anthony, Stanton founded the Woman’s State Temperance Society (1852-1853) </li></ul><ul><li>Their focus eventually shifted towards female suffrage and women’s rights </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbied against ratification of the 14 th & 15 th Amendments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted women to have the right to vote </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Activism <ul><li>With the help of Matilda Joslyn Gage, Stanton authored the Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>It was presented, uninvited, at the Centennial Celebration in Washington in 1876 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Writings <ul><li>In 1868 began publishing a weekly periodical, Revolution , with Susan B. Anthony and Parker Pillsbury </li></ul><ul><li>Stanton contributed to writing the first three volumes of The History Of Woman Suffrage (issued in 1881, completed in 1922 by Ida Harper) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Writings <ul><li>The Women’s Bible (1895/1898) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explored the view that Christianity demoted women to an unacceptable position in society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eighty Years & More: Reminiscences 1815-1897 (1898) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stantons autobiography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Solitude of Self </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First delivered as a speech at the 1892 convention of the National Women’s Suffrage Association in Washington, D.C. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Death <ul><li>Died at her home in New York City on October 26, 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, NY </li></ul>
  16. 16. Works Cited <ul><li>“ About Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Womens History – Comprehensive Women’s Research Guide. 2008. 16 Jul 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” National Park Service. 16 Jul 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Elizabeth Cady Stanton.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 15 Jul 2008, 15:11 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Jul 2008 < http:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title = Elizabeth_Cady_Stanton&oldid =225815080 >. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Images Cited <ul><li>http://2020ok.com/img/8/10998.jpg http://jschell.myweb.uga.edu/history/women/troy_female_sem_72.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lindafrank.com/hbs/Images2/StantonHouseWeb.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nmwh.org/RightsforWomen/images/senecasmall.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.courier-journal.com/blogs/vel16/uploaded_images/stanton-and-anthony-705279.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.constitutioncenter.org/timeline/flash/assets/asset_upload_file556_11985.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.secondlifebooks.com/secondlife/images/items/28072.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://members.cox.net/academia/johnsonsuffragists2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lwvwa.org/snohomish/graphics/votes-women.jpg </li></ul>