Susan B. Anthony

"Independence is happiness."

Early Leader

Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was raised in a Quaker family and developed strong moral compass early on. She studied at a Quaker school in Philadelphia and later found work as a teacher. She fought to end slavery and spent most of her life working on social causes.

Social Reform for All!

Susan B. Anthony was an abolitionist, a suffragist, a women's rights campaigner, and a labor activist. Anti-slavery Quakers met at her farm and she became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. She organized a Women's National Loyal League where she would support and petition the 13th amendment. Anthony was one of the leaders in the women's rights movement. She also campaigned vigorously on speaking tours in the west and was arraigned for refusing to pay streetcar fare along with many other women. Anthony advocated dress reform for women and campaigned for women's property rights and more liberal divorce laws. She wrote the paper "The Revolution" which supported equal hours and pay for equal work. She also encouraged working women to open up workingwomen associations

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Susan's Accomplishments

  • In 1846 she began teaching at Canajoharie Academy
  • In 1854 she circulated petitions for married women's property rights and woman suffrage
  • In 1856 she became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society
  • In 1861 she conducted an anti-slavery campaign from Buffalo to Albany-"No Union with Slaveholders. No Compromise."
  • In 1863 Susan and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the "Appeal to the Women of the Republic."
  • In 1868 she began publication of The Revolution and forms workingwomen's associations
  • In 1902 she delivered the keynote address to the New York State Nurses Convention
  • In 1920 The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants the right to vote to all U.S. women over 21

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I wanted to research Susan B. Anthony because she was a feminist who fought for not only women's rights but for the rights of everyone.