Susan Brownell Anthony: American Social Reformer And Women's Suffrage Movement

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On August 18th, 1920 women’s lives in the United States changed forever. Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and women 's rights advocate who played a crucial role in the women 's suffrage movement. On November 8, 2016, there could be another major history event for women as the citizens in the United States have an opportunity to elect the first woman as the United States President. This woman candidate, Hillary Clinton, has been given this opportunity based on the impact and work brought on by Susan B. Anthony who focused on the rights of all women. Anthony devoted her life to create a society were males and females were treated equally and would have the same rights by offering her time and passion to the Woman’s Suffrage movement, which worked to gain women the right to vote and have equality in the eyes of the law. Anthony continued to work with these organizations: Working Women’s Central Association, American Anti-Slavery Society, Daughters of Temperance, National Women Suffrage Association as well.
Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, to a Quaker family in Adams, Massachusetts. Since Susan’s family were Quaker, her family believed that women should receive an
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Anthony began working as a school teacher. Over the next 15 years, she did not only teach, but advocated for equal pay between males and females, as well as equal access to education without consideration of gender and race. Being a Quaker she had been taught that a woman’s right to speak was exactly the same as a males. Anthony was very passionate about pushing for equal pay. In 1870 Anthony helped form and was elected president of the Working Women’s Central Association. This organization created educational opportunities and evaluated working conditions. Anthony was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but was active in the anti-slavery movement. Anthony worked as an agent and made speeches for the American Anti-Slavery

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