There were several people involved in women's rights, but there were two key women involved. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony lead the Women's Suffrage Movement. Through time the Women's Suffrage Movement and Abolitionism went had in hand. Women began to view themselves on the same leave as African American Slaves. In this paper, I will be discussing the lives of Women Suffragists, events in the Women's Suffrage Movement, Abolitionists associated with Women's Suffrage and slavery, and outcomes of the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. Susan was born to Quakers, who believed in men and women equality. Susan's father, Daniel Anthony was a cotton manufacturer who also campaigned against the slave trade. It has been said that even as a young girl Susan had an independent spirit. Susan received her education at her father's school and also at a boarding school in Philadelphia. After her education she began teaching at a female academy by Rochester, New York. At age 29 Susan became bored with teaching and her father offered to let her run the farm. Susan looked for a way to be a full-time reformer. Her first cause was temperance, which was to stop domestic violence, spousal rape, and drinking up the family income. Temperance was followed by Abolitionism. Susan began to feed and shelter slaves. It is very clear that we would not have had a Women's Movement without Susan B. Anthony! .
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. Elizabeth was born into wealth and comfort. Her father always wished she was a boy. On May 10, 1840 Elizabeth married Henry Brewster Stanton, a lawyer and abolitionist. Elizabeth kept her last name. Henry supported Elizabeth in all her endeavors. In 1840 Elizabeth attended an Anti-Slavery Convention in London with her husband and this became a turning point her life.