A Short Biography Of Susan B Anthony

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The woman that fought so hard for something she never saw completed went down in history as one of the greatest, most influential people in America. Susan B. Anthony was among the women with great ambition and fire to see change in the world around her. She believed all people, gender or race, should have rights. Anthony wanted all of America to feel equal and empowered to work together to fight for the common good. She was a suffragist and abolitionist who wanted women to feel as important as men. Susan B. Anthony was born 1820 in Massachusetts to parents Daniel and Lucy. She was brought up in a Quaker household, her parents believed in activist traditions, and they fought for temperance movements. Her father believed all his children should …show more content…
Her first involvement of unfair treatment, because she was a women, was during her first teaching job. She got let go because she voiced her opinion on how men were getting paid more than she was. Susan found this to be unfair, she was doing the same job as them yet getting paid five times less than them, “in 1848 Susan B. Anthony was working as a teacher in Canajoharie, New York and became involved with the teacher’s union when she discovered that male teachers had a monthly salary of $10.00, while the female teachers earned $2.50 a month” (). This incident proved Susan would fight for what she wanted. She did not sit back and just take getting less pay. By speaking her opinion and showing facts she was let go, but being the fighter she was this did not discourage her from going after equal pay for all or equal rights in general. In this situation, Anthony was shaped by the cultural ideologies of unfair pay. Even though she worked just as hard as the men, if not harder, Susan still was not allowed the same amount of money just because she was a women. This situation allowed Susan to see her real passion which was gaining equal rights and the right to vote for …show more content…
Anthony never let the simple word ‘no’ define her or change her mind. If she was told ‘no’ she went back out and fought harder than before. The men that ran society never scared her, instead, they gave her ambition to be their equal. Susan never wanted special treatment, she just wanted America to be fair. Susan B. Anthony spent most of her entire life fighting for other people. She wanted women to have just as much rights as men did. Her whole life was shaped by people telling her she was not good enough as a women to be able to make her own decisions. She fought against so many people; wanting equal pay, women’s role in society to be equally acknowledge, and the ultimate women’s right to vote. She devoted her time and effort to fix the problems she saw in America. Susan was made fun of and ridiculed for trying so hard. Even though she never saw women have the right to vote, she is known as the woman who helped it happened. The world did not define her, but her actions did. Her life was shaped by the cultural ideologies of unfair treatment, but that never stopped her from being

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