The term domestic sphere is not clearly explained in the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments. However, readings surmised that it is a traditional position of the woman in a family, where her rights are always limited as dictated by her superior, the man, and which prevents her from any responsibilities and socio-political rights. She is merely competent for family and home functions though beyond the sphere is a vast socio-political environment to which she has no right or any privileges to join and participate. The author provided objective evidences that reflect the happenings behind the certainty of women contained in the domestic sphere.
Papers and Articles Relating to Daniel Cady 1. Her mother was from a well-to-do family with ties to the American Revolution. Daniel Cady was a prominent lawyer and politician in the state of New York. From a young age, Elizabeth was keenly aware of the gender-based power imbalances that were in place in her day.
With bitterness, she later recounted the many times her father responded to her aspirations and achievements by declaiming that she should have been born a boy. She learned to play chess and ride a horse.
She entered Johnstown Academy and won prizes and awards. Though still unable to please and impress her father to her satisfaction, these moments clearly motivated her to achieve.
His laments that she was not a boy were perhaps more a recognition of the social constraints she would face as a grown woman than an expression of his own need for a son.
She voiced her dismay to her father, and this is the counsel he gave her: His advice gave her an alternative and foreshadowed the career she would make for herself as a reformer. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Elizabeth benefited from a better education than most girls were granted in her day.
She felt it unjust that she was barred from attending the more academically rigorous Union College, then an all-male institution. While she gained greater understanding of women and feminine culture at Troy, overall her experience there convinced her that male-female co-education is superior to single-sex education.
Seeing and visiting with men was such a novelty at Troy that it created an almost unnatural obsession with the other sex. Elizabeth did not complete a degree at Troy. Yet his preaching left Elizabeth terrified and perplexed. She considered his calls to give her heart to Jesus irrational, if not incomprehensible, and she refused to repent.
Even so, she was still disturbed by the images of hell and damnation Finney had planted in her mind. They treated her to a retreat in Niagara where all talk of religion was forbidden, so that she could settle herself and regain her spiritual bearings.
After this exposure to Protestant revivalism, Elizabeth remained a religious skeptic for the rest of her life. Elizabeth continued to study on her own after her time at Troy Seminary. She also spent time with her intellectual and reform-minded cousins in nearby Peterboro, New York.
In the Smith household, Elizabeth was exposed to a number of new people as well as to new social and political ideas. Her aunt and uncle were egalitarians not only in the ideal, but in the everyday, sense. Their home was open to African Americans on their way to freedom in Canada as well as to Oneida Indians they had befriended.
It also teemed with activists and intellectuals who discussed, debated and strategized about the social and political events of the day—chief among them abolition. Her uncle, Peter Smith, was a staunch advocate of racial equality who sought an end to American slavery. Gerrit and his friends in the abolition movement would not only influence Elizabeth, but introduce lifelong challenges as she and other social reformers sought to bring full equality to all people, regardless of color, creed, or gender.
He was already an extremely prominent and influential abolitionist orator.
Beginning his career as a journalist, Stanton met Theodore Weld while attending the Rochester Manual Labor Institute and Weld was touring the country to learn more about manual labor schools. Both were compelling public speakers. Both were committed to social and political reform.
And both had been influenced by Charles Finney. In Rochester, Stanton first met Finney when he was serving as replacement pastor at a local church.
Like Weld—and in stark contrast to his future wife—Stanton was thoroughly impressed by Finney as an orator and theological thinker.
He was simply full of awe and admiration for the man.
Lane was based on the manual labor model and initially was a great success.All of the resolutions were adopted, with few changes from the originals written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott before the convention. In the History of Woman's Suffrage, vol.
1, Elizabeth Cady Stanton reports that the resolutions were all adopted unanimously, except the resolution on women voting, which was more contentious. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the major contributors to the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions.
She is credited with making their Declaration almost identical to the Declaration of Independence, which was a very effective approach to getting their declarations heard.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments and The Women’s Bible Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the most renowned women to lead campaigns for women’s rights. Her efforts were focused on "opportunities for women, for married women’s property rights, the right to divorce, and the right to custody of children; her most radical demand was for women’s right to vote" (Davidson and Wagner .
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton was known as the "Daughter of the Revolution," which dealt with women's suffrage (Ward 92). Stanton was born on November 12, , to Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston.
More than women and men from abolitionist, Quaker and reform circles attended the two-day Seneca Falls Convention, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton read a document that set out the group’s agenda.
The Declaration of Sentiments was one of the most important documents of the women's movement of the 19th century. Read about the Declaration's author, origins and goals, then test yourself.