1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton is born to Judge Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston of Johnstown, N.Y.
1826 Elizabeth’s brother Eleazer dies
1831 After attending Johnstown Academy, which is co-educational, she completes her education at Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary.
1840 Marries Henry Brewster Stanton
1840 Metts Lucretia Mott in London at the first World’s Anti-Slavery Convention
1842 Gives birth to first child, Daniel Cady Stanton. Between the years 1842-1859, Elizabeth and Henry have seven children- five sons and two daughters- Daniel Cady, Harry B., Gerrit Smith, Theodore Weld, Margaret Livingston, Harriot Eaton, Robert Livingston (in birth order)
1847 The Stanton’s move to Seneca Falls, New York
1848 Plans the first woman’s rights convention with Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt.
1848 Writes the Declaration of Sentiments and reads the declaration at the Seneca Fall’s convention. She demands the vote for women.
1851 Meets Susan B. Anthony
1852 Elected president of the Women’s New York State Temperance Society
1854 At the age of 39-years-old, she addresses the New York legislature demanding women’s equal legal and civil rights in regards to the Married Woman’s Property Act
1861 Attends Anti-slavery meetings with Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott in New York
1862 Stanton family moves to New York City
1863 Creates the Women’s Loyal National League with Susan B. Anthony for the purpose of freeing slaves and empowering women
1865-1869 Opposes the exclusion of women’s rights in the 14th and 15th Amendments; many abolitionists and suffragists are alienated by her stance, including Fredrick Douglas.
1866 The American Equal Rights Association forms; Elizabeth serves as vice president and Lucretia Mott as president.
1867 Campaigns in Kansas with Anthony for woman and black male suffrage
1868 Starts the suffragist newspaper The Revolution with Susan B. Anthony
1868 Forms the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) with Susan B. Anthony
1869 Establishes a career in public speaking
1869 Along with Lucy Stone and other allies, forms the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA)
1870’s Travels throughout the United State lecturing on woman’s rights; she earns money for the lectures using it to support her family.
1876 Writes the Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States for the U.S. Centennial celebration in Philadelphia, has to deliver a written copy of the speech after being denied the opportunity to join the Centennial ceremony.
1881 With Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage as co-authors, publishes the first two volumes of The History of Woman Suffrage.
1886 Publishes the third volume of The History of Woman Suffrage
1887 While Elizabeth is in England visiting her daughter, Henry Stanton dies in New York.
1890 The National (NWSA) and the American (AWSA) Woman Suffrage Associations merge to form National American Woman Suffrage (NAWSA); Elizabeth Cady Stanton is elected its first resident
1892 Presidents The Solitude of Self to the House Committee on the Judiciary to the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage
1892 Resigns as president of the NAWSA
1895 Tribute to Elizabeth Cady Stanton held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City
1895 Publishes The Woman’s Bible
1898 Publishes her autobiography, Eighty Years and More
1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies in New York City
1920 Congress ratifies the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.