Susan Brownell Anthony's Suffrage Movement

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Susan Brownell Anthony (Feb. 20, 1820 - March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and a feminist who played an important role in the woman’s suffrage movement. She began to collect anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and herself founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society after Anthony was not allowed to speak at a temperance conference because she was a woman. She began the movement to equality in women, although we are still looked at as minorities, she helped us earn our rights and equality. Without her, things for women would probably be just as bad as they were in the her time.
Anthony and her family all were involved to end slavery. Anthony was not just a women’s advocate but also an advocate
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Between 1869 and 1906, she stood in front of every congress, but they all had the same reaction. During all this, she also began to campaign for women’s property rights in New York State. In 1860, the New York State Married Women’s Property Bill became a law; this allowed married women to own property, keep their own wages, and have custody of their children. In 1875, she struck something known as “social evil.” It’s also formerly known as prostitution, she attacked it in a speech in Chicago. She called for equality in marriage, workplace, and the ballot box to eliminate the need for women to go out on the streets. She was made president of her association, after Stanton retired. In 1900, at age 80, Anthony retired as president of NAWSA. She died in 1906. ALL American adult women finally got the vote with the 19th Amendment, in 1920. (“Susan B. Anthony”)
Without all the efforts she made, we wouldn’t have as much equality as we do right now, we probably wouldn’t have any. Yes, some people still see women as the minority compared to men, but we aren’t. We are capable. We can be thinkers, dreamers, and doers. Susan B. Anthony gave some women the braveness to stand up and fight for our rights, as women, not the “minority.” She never seen us as the minority. All we needed was someone to believe in us, someone to stand up and fight for our rights, and she was the start of something that would change the world for women

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