- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Women’s Rights Movement began in 1848, and lasted for about seventy years. The years leading up to the movement were very difficult for women. Women were considered weaker than men, therefore they were not treated equally. Women at this time were made totally dependant on men, and they had very few rights in their lives. Some examples of their hardships include: they were not allowed to vote, married women had no property rights, they were unable to be fully educated, etc.
When the movement began, there were a few women who stood apart from the rest. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is one example of these women. She was a reformer and a leader during the Women’s Rights Movement, and was one of the most influential leaders of her day. When she was a young girl, she heard women being discriminated against because of their sex all the time and she thought it was wrong. She was very interested in anti-slavery and temperance, but then …show more content…
This was a six volume book created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage and Ida Husted Harper. It was made to inform the readers of the history of women’s suffrage, mainly in the United States. They had hoped that by creating this book, it would help change the way things were. They had said, “We hope the contribution we have made may enable some other hand in the future to write a more complete history of 'the most momentous reform that has yet been launched on the world—the first organized protest against the injustice which has brooded over the character and destiny of one-half the human