Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 1815 – October was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in
Nineteenth-century American pioneers of women's suffrage Susan B. Anthony (standing) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement.
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Two brilliant women active in NYS who fought, till the day they died, for women's suffrage and human rights. Neither of them lived to see the day where a women could legally cast her vote in the US.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton The word “suffrage” means “voting as a right rather than a privilege.” Suffrage has been in the English language since the Middle Ages. Suffrages originally were prayers. Then the meaning was extended to requests for assistance, then the assistance provided by a supporting vote, and finally the vote itself. Therefore, in 1787 the Constitution used suffrage to mean “an inalienable right to vote.” And the right to vote was what advocates of women’s equality sought.