Susan B. Anthony
By Veronica Cadungog and Teresa Martinez
Progressive Era, governmental change
The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote and forbade any suffrage restrictions based on gender. The amendment was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement, which had been active since before the Civil War. Susan B. Anthony wanted women to have rights like men do and she was devoted to make it happen.
American promoting change
Susan B. Anthony was a publisher, Civil rights activist, editor, women's rights activists, and journalists who wanted change for women in the United States. She was also the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her and her family became involved in the fight to end slavery, also known as the abolitionist movement. While she was protesting to limit or stop the production and sale of alcohol she became inspired to fight for women's rights. She gave speeches all over the country to convince people to support the right to vote. It wasn't 14 years after her death that the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting all adult woman the right to vote, was passed.