Susan B. Anthony

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Susan B. Anthony

Born on February 15, 1820, Susan B. Anthony was one of the most important fighters for women's suffrage and all forms of social equality. Raised as a Quaker, her family encouraged equality and speaking their beliefs. Together, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began several foundations such as the American Equal Rights Association and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The pair also arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment to allow women to vote which became the 19th amendment, commonly referred to as the Anthony Amendment. Anthony spent much of her life traveling, giving 75 to 100 speeches per year and leaving an impact on everybody she came across.


1852: Anthony attends a temperance convention and is told women are there to "listen and learn". Inspires her to attend her first women's rights convention.1869: Anthony calls the first Woman Suffrage Convention in D.C.1872: Arrested for voting and fined $100.1920: The 19th amendment is added to the Constitution and named after her.

Susan B. Anthony's powerful way of speaking advanced the women's movement and left an impact that is still visible today. She changed the thinking of the thousands of people she spoke to and encouraged other women to speak up. Together, her and Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented congress with the 19th amendment which was eventually passed.

Lasting Impact

Susan B. Anthony and other fighters for equality during the reform movement allowed all citizens of America to be treated equally. Anthony spoke for women and African American's everywhere, making courageous speeches and taking action to help our country reach equality. Creating the 19th amendment was just one of the many amazing things Susan B. Anthony did. Her powerful words and actions left a positive impact on our country and helped us reach equality.


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