Susan B. Anthony

Owen Revier


Feb 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts


She was the 2nd oldest of 8 children


She was born into a Quaker household and she went to a Quaker schools growing up

Early Life-

When she went to a Quaker school she had learned a lot about moral values. After school she moved to Rochester, NY and became a teacher at Canajoharie Academy but she noticed that the female teachers were being paid less than the male teachers even though they taught the same exact thing. Shortly after she got involved in the anti-slavery movement occurring that had a main goal of stopping the selling of alcohol. She decided to begin going to go to anti-slavery meetings and it was at one of these meetings where she met Elizabeth Stanton. She continued to fight for the freedom of slaves up until the Civil War.

Women Suffrage-

After the slaves had been free she began working on another goal, which was getting more rights for women especially the right to vote. In 1869, Anthony and Stanton founded the National Women Suffrage Association, were people would go around the country informing people about women's rights and how they should have the right to vote. In 1872, Anthony illegally voted in the presidential election, and was later arrested and forced to go to jail for a night and later fined $100 which she never paid. In the 1880's, Anthony wrote a book co-published by Elizabeth Stanton titled "History of Women Suffrage Volume 1" later she would write more volumes.

Awareness of Women Suffrage-

In my opinion, Susan B. Anthony was successful because she brought a massive amount of awareness to women's rights all around the country. However she passed away in 1906 before the 19th amendment was passed in 1920.
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