Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815. She married in 1840 to Henry and had seven children. Her husband traveled a lot.
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Elizabeth had to stay home with her children. She thought it was unfair and she wanted to be able to do the same things that men could do.
Elizabeth wanted the same rights as men. Other women thought that too. The women shared ideas with each other. They thought that if women could vote that they could change all kinds of laws.
The first women's rights meeting was held in Seneca Falls, NY. Elizabeth could not have done it herself. Other women joined her in the fight such as Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Lucy Stone, and Ida B. Wells.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton died on October 26, 1902. Elizabeth was an important and celebrated woman of her time. Even though she did not live to see women have the right to vote in 1920.
I think she was a good citizen because she fought for women to vote and be equal to men. What she did was important because now everybody has freedom including women.