This was a formative childhood event that led to Stanton’s fight for women’s rights, and against society's discriminatory approach to women, as this memory demonstrates preference of men over women. Despite Stanton’s desire to attend college, women were prevented from attending college during this time period, so she went to an all-girls school, where she was an outstanding scholar. In May of 1840, Stanton married Henry Stanton, an abolitionist and social activist. Henry was industrious in the American Anti-Slavery Society, and supported women’s abolitionist groups. This is what made Henry and Elizabeth a wonderful pair.
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Misha Newton Ms. Sara Willey Honors English III, Period 6 19 March 2014 Sojourner Truth: Woman Activist During the early 1900’s, women and slaves in the United States were fighting for their freedom in society. These brave slaves and women stood up against the laws of that time to earn their rights. Many of these activists became well known during this time, and now in textbooks. One woman stood up for the rights of both women and people of color, Sojourner Truth was born into slavery and escaped after the fight for abolitionism had begun. Sojourner had seen the hardships of being a woman and a slave in her long life.
A wise woman once wrote, “With the new day come new strengths and new thoughts.” These are some of the wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor lived a rough live, but she believed that things could become better at any moment. She was a kind, helpful, good woman that had a good life through it all. Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero to American History. Inspiring people to follow their dreams, work to be the best of their ability, and also to start a new day with no regrets or worries.