Susan B. Anthony 's Speech Essay

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Susan B. Anthony was an avid fighter for the rights of women during a time period where she could have been ridiculed for this. During Miss Anthony 's speech “The Power of the Ballot” she said, “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” To end her speech, Susan used that quote to challenge the social ideas of the audience that women are people. This was not the only speech in which she challenged the social ideologies of the public. In working for rights of women, she started a whole new idea that women can be independent. However, she was not alone in this social reform, she had the help of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Staton was a great help to Anthony with the creation of the National Women’s Loyal League and in establishing the National Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony’s work in the social reform of women is the backbone of the Feminist Movement. Although Elizabeth Cady Stanton did a great amount for the feminist movement, Susan B. Anthony did more for the movement through her education reforms, her paper The Revolution, and her continued fight for women’s suffrage.
Some historians believe that Susan B. Anthony did more for the feminist movement, but evidence proves that Elizabeth Cady Stanton could have done more for the movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a writer, editor, feminist, and Women 's rights activist. The two of them, Stanton and Anthony, did a plethora of work…

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