The first gathering devoted to women’s rights in the united states was held july 19–20, 1848, in seneca falls, new york the principal organizers of the seneca falls convention were. Elizabeth cady stanton's signature headed the petition, followed by anthony, lucy stone, and other leaders but the political climate undermined their hopes the 15th amendment eliminated.
Throughout her life, elizabeth cady stanton passionately sought to elevate the status of women through equal rights she is best known for her efforts in writing the declaration of. Having fought at saratoga and quebec, largely expanding the male franchise in the country would only increase the number of voters prepared to deny women the right to vote, both stanton. Chief philosopher of the suffrage movement elizabeth cady stanton formulated the agenda for woman's rights that guided the struggle well into the 20th century read more about her on.
Elizabeth cady stanton died in new york on october 26, 1902, with nearly 20 years to go before the united states granted women the right to vote legacy while elizabeth cady stanton is best. Elizabeth cady stanton was an abolitionist, human rights activist and one of the first leaders of the woman’s rights movement she came from a privileged background and decided early in life.
For suffragette elizabeth cady stanton, all women were not created equal elizabeth cady stanton is known for helping to launch the american women's rights movement, but she sometimes also.