A Look into Susan B. Anthony

531 WordsJan 31, 20182 Pages
Never got to see women get rights to vote. But got to see the effect of her protests, speeches, and articles all the way to her death. Susan B. Anthony was a lady who was influenced by her Quaker family. She made many accomplishments even though it didn’t come in the form of a medal. She made history without fighting, medals, or money. Just her dedication to help women and slaves. Susan B. Anthony was born on February15, 1820. Anthony was the second oldest of eight children. The family was Quakers. They believed everyone was equal including black folks. Anthony was also a well rounded student. She was really smart, and wanted to learn more. When she asked the teacher to teach her long handed division the teacher couldn’t because of her gender. When she told her father he taught her. In 1837 her family was financially struck. Their good life was over. Susan had to be taken out of Boarding school. When Susan became a teacher with a pay of $1.50, she tried helping her father pay back all the debt he owed. By around 1846 she became the headmistress Canajoharie academy. Her work at the academy encouraged her to make a campaign for women to get the same pay as men do. In 1851 Susan met Elizabeth Cady Stanton; soon they became great friends and colleagues. A year later that formed the first woman’s state temperance society. They formed this society to have women join and protest against women not having rights to vote. This society opened a little
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