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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Cloze Activity
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Elizabeth Cady was born in Johnstown, _____________________________. In 1840, Elizabeth married Henry Brewster Stanton, a lawyer and _____________________________ (anti-slavery activist). They eventually had seven _____________________________. At the time, women were not allowed to _____________________________, married women were not allowed to own property (all their _____________________________ belonged solely to their husband), and women were not given the same educational opportunities and legal rights as men. Men were even legally allowed to _____________________________ their wives.
Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and others organized the first national women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in July, _______________________. After meeting Susan B. _____________________________ in 1851, the two women became close _____________________________ and collaborated in working for social and legal equality for women, and other causes, including temperance (the outlawing of alcoholic _____________________________). In 1868, Stanton started publishing the women's rights _____________________________ called "Revolution." Stanton, Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage later _____________________________ the "_____________________________ of Woman Suffrage" (1881-1885).
Although Stanton faced _____________________________ from many people throughout her life, especially on her radical proposal that women should be allowed to _____________________________, she worked her entire _____________________________ trying to obtain rights for women. In _______________________, long after Stanton's death, Congress adopted the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
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