Susan B. Anthony

"Men's rights, Nothing more; Women's rights, Nothing less"

The Early Life of Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15th 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. As she grew older, she developed a sense of of justice and moral zeal. She was well educated and soon became an excellent teacher. After 15 years of teaching Susan retired. At age 26, Susan became the head of the girls department at Canajoharie Acadmey and earned up to $110 per year. After that, she became very active in temperance. Susan then joined the civil rights movement in 1852, and dedicated the rest of her life to woman's suffrage and woman's rights in general, by traveling and speaking around the nation.

A Great Progressive

Susan B. Anthony was a progressive in many ways. The Woman's Suffrage Movement began in 1848 but Susan B. Anthony began working with it in 1852. This movement worked towards getting woman the right to vote. She published that newspaper "The Revoulution" and a famous quote from an article included in it is, "Men their rights, and nothing more; Women their rights, and nothing less." In addition, Susan traveled across the nation speaking out about women's suffrage and other female rights.In 1877, Susan B. Anthony along with others that were involved with the Woman's suffrage movement gathered petitions from 26 states. Overall they received over 10,000 signatures but unfortunately, Congress shoved them away, and laughed at them. Then in 1887, the Woman's Suffrage Organization and the American Woman's Suffrage Association merged to form one powerful organization called the National American Woman Suffrage Asscociation. Later in 1892, Susan became the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and in 1900, when she was 80 years old, she retired. Susan B. Anthony later died on March 13th, 1906 in Rochester, New York. But Susan's life's work was justified in 1920 when the 19th Ammendment (a.k.a. the Susan B. Anthony ammendment)was passed allowing all American adult women the right to vote.



Susan's Many Accomplishments

Susan B. Anthony was a continuous driving force in the Woman's Suffrage Era. She was a corageous woman and was not afraid to stand up and fight for her rights. She fought for equality for not only woman, but for all people as well. She traveled around the country speaking about equality for all people. But, her main goal was to get women's suffrage and indeed she did just that in 1920, when the 19th Ammendment. Unfortunatly, Susan died 14 years before the 19th Ammendment passed, so she never got to see that all her life's work really paid off. Susan B. Anthony was also the bery 1st woman printed on a United States dollar coin which was minted in 1979-1981 and then again in 1999.

My Reasoning...

I chose to research Susan B. Anthony becasue she is an inspirational role model for me. She stood up for her rights and fought back against anyone who denied them to her. Also my great grandmother didn't gave the right to vote and I've heard stories about her that my Nana has passed down to me. Susan spent her life fighting for a cause that wouldn't only effect her individualy but everyone which make her a caring, thoughtful, and unselfish worman. She was a strong and confident woman and I hope to obtain the same qualities as her someday when I'm adult.