The Tireless Leader: Susan B. Anthony

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The suffix “-less” means without. The author states the Susan B. Anthony was a “tireless leader." What do you think the word tireless means?
The root word tire reminds me of the word tired. I think the word tireless means that a person keeps working without getting tired. Susan B. Anthony worked her entire adult life to fight for civil rights and women’s suffrage.
Take a look at the illustration on p. 29. The text says that Susan B. Anthony “was a three-cent postage stamp.” What does the author mean by this statement?
The author means that Susan B. Anthony’s image is found on the three-cent postage stamp.
What major event happened 30 years after the convention at Seneca Falls?
Thirty years after Seneca Falls, Susan B. Anthony wrote the Nineteenth
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Anthony traveled, gave speeches, organized and attended rallies and conventions, and wrote letters to Congress. She also voted illegally in a presidential election.
Why would the author include the quote “Failure is impossible”?
The author included this quote because it reflects her life and work. Susan B. Anthony was a tireless leader who did all she could to help women gain the right to vote. As a result of her efforts, she wrote the Nineteenth Amendment, which allowed women in all states the right to vote.
A pioneer is someone who starts something new. What makes Susan B. Anthony a pioneer of women’s rights in this country?
She is a pioneer of women’s rights because she was the first to advocate for women’s suffrage by organizing and participating in conventions and rallies. She also gave speeches about voting rights for women. She was the first to vote illegally in a presidential election to bring attention to her cause.
Jeanette Rankin (pp. 36-37)
This passage is mostly about Jeanette Rankin. Using information from the text, generate another heading for this section of the book.
Answers will vary, but should include references to her being the first woman to serve in Congress, as well as, what she was known for (i.e., being a pacifist). Example Response: First Woman in
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The text says that Representative Rankin stood up for what she believed in even though it was very unpopular and ended up costing her the election. Because she voted against our entry into World War II, they called her a pacifist. Representative Rankin was unapologetic.
In the caption on p. 36, the author contrasts the Congressman’s ideas of serving in Congress with Representative Rankin’s ideas on p. 37. Explain how their ideas were different.
In the text, it says the Congressman told her the first thing she should do is begin campaigning for the next election, but Representative Rankin believed that serving in Congress was about defending one’s principles and not about winning.
On p. 36, the author tells us that 215 women have served in Congress. How might Jeanette Rankin have inspired them to play an active role in our democracy?
Representative Rankin ran for office during a time when many women didn’t even have the right to vote. That might have encouraged other women to try something that hadn’t been done before. Representative Rankin stood for what she believed in when it was unpopular and wasn’t worried about what other people thought, which also might inspire women to take strong stands on issues regardless of other’s

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