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When in 1890 the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) and National Woman Suffrage Association (NSWA) merged to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the new organization elected Elizabeth Cady Stanton as their president.

However, she was effectively marginalized and disassociated from the organization in 1896 because


Stanton was old and unable to handle the job.


Stanton had written a book that was critical of the Bible for its treatment of women and its impact on creating a sexist society.


Stanton refused to allow men to participate in NAWSA action or join the group.


Stanton refused to allow blacks to join the NAWSA out of fear of alienating Southern congressmen.


the pace of change was not great enough and she was seen as ineffective.

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