Susan B. Anthony: Women's Rights

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Susan B. Anthony:Women’s Rights
Susan B. Anthony, she changed our world so much. She gave women more rights, and was in an anti-slavery group in which is where she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Bio.com). Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She was part of a Quaker family which meant she spent most of her time on social causes. She was the second oldest out of all her brothers and sisters. She had eight siblings, and her father was a local cotton mill owner and her mother was a stay at home mom.
Only six of the Anthony children lived to be adults (Bio.com). One of her siblings was stillborn and the other died at the age of two. In around 1826, they moved to Battenville, New York. Around the time they
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So, she joined the Daughters of Temperance, a group of women who drew attention to the effects of drunkenness on families and campaigned for stronger liquor laws, and in 1849 she was elected the president of the Daughters of Temperance (Sherr). In 1852, Anthony and Stanton started the Women's New York State Temperance Society. Not long after that did they start fighting for women's rights. They then formed a Women's Rights Committee. They mainly focused on women's rights to own property and to vote. They would travel all over to campaign for women's rights. (Bio.com) When the Civil War ended, Anthony decided to focus less on alcohol and more on women's rights. She established the American Equal Rights Association with Stanton, in 1866. They focused on equal rights for people of different race and gender. They would give speeches around the country to convince others to join the fight for women's right to vote. They soon established one of their articles in The Revolution called “Men their rights, and nothing more;Women their rights, and nothing …show more content…
She was arrested and fined one hundred dollars, but never paid it. It was the early 1880s when Anthony and Stanton wrote their first book called History of Women’s Suffrage. She co-edited with Ida Husted Harper and Matilda Joslin Cage. She soon co-edited with Harper to write a story about herself called The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony: A Story of the Evolution of the Status of Women. (Bio.com) She was getting older, but still ever gave up. In 1905, she met president Theodore Roosevelt, to see if he would give women the right to vote. He denied, and she died the following year. She sent a letter to her friend, Anna Shaw, while she was weak saying, “To think I have had more than sixty years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel.” (Susan B. Anthony) It took a whole fourteen years after Susan B. Anthony’s death for them to pass the law for all adult women to have the right to vote in 1920. It is the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In memory and dedication of Susan B. Anthony, they put her portrait on the dollar coins in 1979, which made her the first woman to be honored.

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