It was a cold night on February 15, 1820 that Susan was born. Her parents were Daniel and Lucy Anthony. Her family was a Quaker family, which believed women are equal to men and learning is necessary. She could read and write at the age of three. At the age of six, their family moved to Battenville, New York. As a woman, Susan B. was not allowed speak in public at a convention since she was a woman and she realized that in politics, no one would take her seriously unless women could vote. This is when she …show more content…
Susan was invited to the White House regularly and even had tea with Queen Victoria in England! A ship was named after her in 1942. Her silver dollar coin was minted in 1979-1981 and 1999, being the first real woman on a coin!
At age 80, Susan B. Anthony had stroke and thought she would not live to see the day women could vote. She told her friend, Anna Shaw, “ To think I have more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and to die without it seems so cruel.” In 1905, she met with President Theodore Roosevelt to importune for a right for women to vote. She spoke the now famous words before she died, “ Failure is impossible.” On March 13th, 1906, Susan Brownell Anthony died. It wasn’t until 1920 that women could vote. On Election Day that year, Anthony’s hard work finally paid off! The home where she was born is now the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, which opened in 2010.
I think Susan B. Anthony deserves to be acknowledged as a famous american. She never gave up, although it was so hard in the beginning, as she had a bad reputation. Also, Susan overcame her fears for America. This is why I think Anthony deserves to be a famous