Susan B. Anthony

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Susan B. Anthony was a women's rights activist in 19th century who initiated the women's suffrage movement. She was active in the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. She founded the National Women's Suffrage Association in 1869.
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Connection Between Susan B. Anthony and Civil Disobedience

Susan B. Anthony can be defined as Civil Disobedient. She was arrested for registering and voting in a national election. Women could not vote at the time and it was a major deal for Anthony to do that, this rebellious act is a perfect example of Civil Disobedience.She made this problem aware without any "bloodshed" but "directly, and face to face, ... this is the only mode in which a man situated as I am necessarily meets it; and it then says distinctly, Recognize me; and the simplest, the most effectual, and, in the present posture of affairs"(Thoreau). Some people might say that her protest by voting was not a very impactful thing for women voting rights but "it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever"(Thoreau).