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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Definition: Leader of the movement to grant American women the vote. Other leaders of this movement included Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott. Stanton was instrumental in bringing together men and women for a national convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. The result was a sort of "improved" Declaration of Independence, which included the phrase "all men and women are created equal." In 1866, Stanton and Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, which wanted equal rights for all people, men and women, white and black. Stanton campaigned tirelessly for women's "suffrage," or the right to vote, until her death in 1902.

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