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.

Why to support the 19th Amendment

You should support the 19th Amendment, because it helped women have rights like the men do and the 19th Amendment helped women in the 21st century to have a right to vote.