Susan B. Anthony

By Martzha Olaez

Life-spand

1820-1906

Susan died at Madison Street.

Susan was born at Adams,Massachussets

Childhood


    • Anthony was the second oldest of eight children to a local cotton mill owner and his wife. Only six of the Anthony children lived to be adults. One child was stillborn and another died at age two.Susan began attending a boarding school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1837. She left and began working as a teacher after growing debt forced her father to sell his business and move the family to a farm near Rochester, New York.


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Accomplishments

In 1869, Anthony and Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony was tireless in her efforts, giving speeches around the country to convince others to support a woman's right to vote. She even took matters into her own hands in 1872, when she voted illegally in the presidential election. Anthony was arrested for the crime, and she unsuccessfully fought the charges; she was fined $100, which she never paid.

Bibliography

Born on February 15, 1820, Susan B. Anthony was raised in a Quaker household and went on to work as a teacher before becoming a leading figure in the abolitionist and women's voting rights movement. She partnered with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and would eventually lead the National American Woman Suffrage Association.