Susan B. Anthony-Progressive Leader

"Women must not depend upon the protection of man."

Early Life of Susan B. Anthony

Born on February 15, 1820, to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read. Susan Brownell Anthony was the second oldest of 7 children. She was born into a strict Quaker household which meant that Susan's father did not allow any toys in the house because it would distract from the "inner light". She later became a teacher at a small school before going to teach at Canajoharie Academy. Then she became a progressive woman and an abolitionist. Sadly she died on March 13 1906.

Susan B. Anthony- One of the First Woman Progressive Leaders

Susan B. Anthony was a leader of women in the progressive era. Many women followed Susan B. Anthony because of her beliefs in women's rights. It all started when Susan B. Anthony went to a temperance convention. She rose to speak and was told she was not allowed, Susan B. Anthony promptly dove in to the sea of women's rights. Susan B. Anthony was one of the first women to talk publicly about rights for women. Susan B. Anthony was very influential among women, but men disregarded her as a crazy woman. She was also arrested for voting! Susan B. Anthony partnered with Elizabeth Cady Stanton throughout her life for women's rights and especially for their newspaper. It was called "The Revolution", their motto was "Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less."

Things She Made Happen

Some accomlishments

Susan B. Anthony played a key role in women's suffrage movements.

She was also a teacher at a small school before going to teach at Canajoharie Academy. This was her first real paying job.

Susan B. Anthony was one of the first women to talk about politics in public.

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Someone to Know About

We didn't learn about Susan B. Anthony in class. I wanted to do a progressive woman and Susan B. Anthony was extremely interesting. She had a very rough life to begin with and it really never got easier. It was amazing to learn about a woman with such an inspiring story who accomplished so much.

Extra Credit Stuff!

Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting!

Short Biography Video

Susan B. Anthony Biography

Crash Course!

Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

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In 1973 Susan B. Anthony was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Clicking this button will take you to the short article about Susan B. Anthony.