Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton?


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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a women's rights activist and abolitionist in the United States in the early 1900s. She wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which called for more women's rights.

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Stanton was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association for 20 years, a group that she formed with Susan B. Anthony in 1869. The group fought for women's rights in general, which included the right to get a divorce and the right to vote.

Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. Her involvement in advocating for rights began with fighting for the abolishing of slavery in the Civil War.

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