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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815-October 26, 1902) was a writer, a proponent for women's _____________________________ and an anti-slavery crusader. One of Stanton's major _____________________________ was suffrage, the right of _____________________________ to vote.

Elizabeth Cady was born in Johnstown, _____________________________. In 1840, Elizabeth married Henry Brewster Stanton, a lawyer and _____________________________ (anti-slavery activist). They eventually had seven _____________________________. At the time, women were not allowed to _____________________________, married women were not allowed to own property (all their _____________________________ belonged solely to their husband), and women were not given the same educational opportunities and legal rights as men. Men were even legally allowed to _____________________________ their wives.

Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and others organized the first national women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in July, _______________________. After meeting Susan B. _____________________________ in 1851, the two women became close _____________________________ and collaborated in working for social and legal equality for women, and other causes, including temperance (the outlawing of alcoholic _____________________________). In 1868, Stanton started publishing the women's rights _____________________________ called "Revolution." Stanton, Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage later _____________________________ the "_____________________________ of Woman Suffrage" (1881-1885).

Although Stanton faced _____________________________ from many people throughout her life, especially on her radical proposal that women should be allowed to _____________________________, she worked her entire _____________________________ trying to obtain rights for women. In _______________________, long after Stanton's death, Congress adopted the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, giving women the right to vote.


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