Susan B. Anthony: The Women's Rights Movement

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"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less." (Susan B. Anthony). This quotation describes Anthony's attitude towards women's rights. Anthony helped the women all around the world by creating, innovating and illuminating. This woman's rights activist created the National Woman Suffrage Association, used Persisting and Striving for Accuracy to innovate ways to overcome a world without gender equality, and illuminated the world by helping give it a woman suffrage amendment. Susan Brownell Anthony created many extraordinary things in her lifespan and she was most famous for helping organize the woman suffrage movement (Sochen, 2015). Her family were Quakers - people who believed in the equality of men …show more content…
Anthony joined the temperance movement later on in her life, but many groups only consisted of men who did not like the idea of having women help in the movement. Shortly after, she attended a temperance rally in 1852 in Albany, New York, but could not speak because she was a women and soon after created the Woman's State Temperance Society of New York. Anthony later met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a woman's rights movement leader, during her temperance work. Together, they created the National Woman Suffrage Association (working for a woman suffrage amendment to the Constitution) and Anthony was elected president of this committee ("Biography of Susan B. Anthony", 2013) ("Susan B. Anthony," 2010) ("Susan B. Anthony," 2015). Anthony and Stanton both created and produced The Revolution (weekly publication that influenced woman's rights) and edited three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage (Biography of Susan B. Anthony, 2013). She gave lectures and speeches trying to convince others to support the idea of a woman's right to vote. Susan B. Anthony even illegally cast a vote in the presidential election in 1872; she was fined $100, but never paid it ("Biography of Susan B. Anthony," …show more content…
Anthony faced many challenges, but she overcame many of those. One of the toughest and most important challenges of her life was fighting for woman's rights with the rest of her partners on the National Woman Suffrage Association ("Susan B. Anthony Biography," 2015). Anthony overcame this by working with the rest of the women in the National Woman Suffrage Association for a woman suffrage amendment to the Constitution. Her death date was 14 years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became law, giving women the right to vote (Sochen, 2015). The two main Habits of Mind she used were Persisting and Striving for Accuracy because she followed her plans through the whole time and made sure she was reaching her goal the most effective way possible. These Habits of Mind were very important to her objective because she needed to keep on persisting and reach her goal the best way possible. All the challenges Anthony met, she

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