Susan B. Anthony, a women’s rights supporter, knew exactly what she believed in. She stood firm for herself and her beliefs. She felt the need to represent other women in fighting for their rights. She fought for women by campaigning for women’s rights all around the nation. When male members of the movement refused to let her speak at rallies, simply because she was a woman, she realized that women had to win the right to speak in public and to vote
First and foremost, the fight for women’s rights is something that has occurred throughout time not only in the United States, but in every part of the world. When it comes to the United States, one cannot deny that it was an important historical event. “The struggle for women’s suffrage in the United States had occupied better part of a century” (Source 1). Truly a struggle, for it was not acknowledged by men in the past, primarily white man who had full rights in the nation. Susan B. Anthony was an important leading figure of the Suffrage Movement and contributed to the Suffrage Movement.
Susan was part of finding the Nation American Woman’s Suffrage Association in 1890 that had focused on a nation amendment that would secure women the vote (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). She was president until 1900 (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). She also wrote and published a book. “The History of Woman Suffrage” was complied and published by Susan B. Anthony, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage which consisted of four volumes (Susan Brownell Anthony). The last major thing Susan B. Anthony did was she founded the International Woman Suffrage Council in 1904 and the International Council of Women in 1888 which brought international attention to suffrage (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). Susan B. Anthony was an accomplishing woman who “Led the only non-violent revolution in out country’s history—the 72 year struggle to win women the right to vote” (qtd. in “Susan Brownell Anthony”).
“It took 400 years after the declaration of independence was signed and 50 years after black men were given voting rights before women were treated as full American citizens and able to vote.” A women named Susan B. Anthony was one of those women struggling to be the same as mankind. Susan B. Anthony worked helped form women’s way to the 19th amendment. Anthony was denied an opportunity to speak at a convention because she was a woman. She then realized that no one would take females seriously unless they had the right to vote. Soon after that she became the founder of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. In 1872, she voted in the presidential election illegally and then arrested with a hundred dollar fine she never paid.” I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”(Anthony) When Susan B. Anthony died on March 13, 1906, women still didn’t have the right to vote. 14 years after her death, the 19th amendment was passed. In honor of Anthony her portrait was put on one dollar coins in
Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 and raised in very religious household. She first started off as teacher before she became and extravagant women that not just worked for herself but for many other women’s rights. Susan B. Anthony should be a historical figure due to the fact that she went through so much suffering. In which she fought for the women’s right to vote and as well as gender equality. Not only did she just fight for women’s right but as well to get rid of alcohol and did not support slavery by campaigning against them. People look down on her and despise her due to the reasoning that she voted illegally and took matter in to her own hands and was put into prison for it. Which cause women to get more hate and not receive their equal rights faster. Another reasoning people might not think she should be historical is because she said a racist comment. Despite all these things she dint just think of herself but for everyone. She never gave up and always kept writing and lecturing about equality which has helped every women have equal right and as well inspired many women that anything can be possible no matter their gender.
Susan B. Anthony, an American women’s rights activist is one of the most famous women in American History. Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts and passed away March 13, 1906 due to pneumonia and heart failure. She had 8 brothers and sisters. When her family moved to Battenville, New York, she became homeschooled. She is most famous for her prominent role in the women’s suffrage movement pushing the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote, but she has numerous additional accomplishments including: founding the National Woman’s Suffrage Association (NWSA) in 1869, the International Council of Women in 1888, and the International Woman Suffrage Council in 1904, publishing “The Revolution”, wrote the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in 1878, which became the 19th Amendment to give women the right to vote, first person to be arrested for illegally voting in a presidential and put on trial for voting, campaigning for women to learn self-reliance and self-confidence, the first women to appear on a U.S. coin. Anthony worked as a teacher in Canajoharie, New York and became involved in the teacher’s union where she discovered the inequality of male teachers salary versus
On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony, a well-known leader in the women’s rights movement, along with several other women, entered the West End News Depot and cast their ballot. The women had all registered in the previous days; Anthony had registered to vote November 1, 1872 at a local barbershop, along with her three sisters. Even though the inspectors refused her initial demand to register, Anthony used her power of persuasive speaking and her relationship with well-respected persons of authority, such as Judge Henry R. Selden, to obtain her registration, informing the inspectors that if they did not register the women, they would press charges
Susan B. Anthony entered the juryless courtroom. A judge sat before her. Just shortly after she arrived, Anthony said, “I have many things to say. My every right, constitutional, civil, political and judicial has been tramped upon. I have not only had no jury of my peers, but I have had no jury at all” (ecssba.rutgers.edu). Anthony stressed that the laws were not fair only because they were created by men. The courtroom tensed as she made more points clearly proving the judge wrong about the laws made forth in the United States. Susan B. Anthony refused to sit, fearing that it would be her last chance to speak her freedom in the courtroom. The tension was brewing and the judge continued to rebut Anthony’s firm arguments. She made it clear that it was biased laws that were being created against women. Anthony wanted to change that. Her confident statements about her fine for one-hundred dollars because of her decision to vote even though it was against the law, made the courtroom quiet. Many uncomfortably shifted back and forth in their chairs, looking at Anthony’s every movement. Anthony maintained a calm, yet effective speech despite the pressure upon her. She continued to state that it was only wrong of her to vote because she was a woman, and that she was not being treated like a human being as stated in the amendments. Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights fought the injustice. She spent
Susan B. Anthony devoted her life to the rights of women’s labor, receiving equal pay, and leading the women’s suffrage movement. She grew up in a home where politics was frequently discussed. Her family supported an end to slavery as part of the abolitionist movement. In her early years, she was a teacher and became involved in the temperance movement as well as the anti-slavery movement. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to voice her opinion. This became a motivator for her to become a woman’s suffrage leader. A skilled, talented woman made a difference when she joined forces with Stanton. As mentioned earlier, Stanton and Anthony opposed the fourteenth and fifteen amendments for not liberating women. As Mayo states, “she published The Revolution, a radical paper, edited by Stanton (1868-1870), and lectured for over six years to pay off its debt.” (Rights for Women, para.3) She was arrested for voting in 1872. “She led a woman’s protest at the 1876 Centennial delivering a "Declaration of Rights" written by Stanton and Matilda Gage. She wrote and published, with Stanton and Gage the History of Woman Suffrage (1881-1885)” (Mayo para. 5). Although she was arrested and it seemed like nothing came easy, she never gave up. Anthony was a hard working woman that rallied many in hopes of advancing women’s rights. “She gathered signatures on suffrage petitions at the state and national levels, undertook arduous state tours to organize suffrage campaigns in the states
In 1869, Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, an organization devoted to gaining rights for women. Anthony made sure that Stanton was president as long as possible; Anthony served as vice president until 1892 when she became president of the NWSA
Another reason why women got acknowledged and got their right to vote was because of the Women Conference. “It wasn’t until 1848 that the issue of women’s rights was forced into the open, thanks to the Women’s Rights Convention” The women’s right convention made sure that the men would not be able to look away from what they have always wanted. The Women’s right convention is viewed as the beginning of the fight for the women’s right. The Conference was the turning point in the fight for equality in women’s right to vote, work, etc. Two of the many women that led the movement Were Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady. “Anthony’s decades of crusading—including casting a ballot in the presidential election of 1872, which led to her arrest and trial—made her a hero of the fight for equal rights for women in America.” This was also a turning point because one of the women who led the movement of women’s right to vote took it into her own hands and went to vote. It showed that women were not backing down and that they wanted/deserved the right to vote.
Susan Brownwell Anthony was a woman who started the women’s rights movement for the feminists who came after her. She was also a member of the anti- slavery movement and participated in many other organizations. Susan B. Anthony would define success as being able to help the people she cared about by joining multiple movements and even creating some of her own to protest for equal rights for all people.
Susan B Anthony was born February 15th in 1820 and she died on March 13th, 1906.she was born to a Quaker family.(quakers are a religious christian group that practices peaceful living.) Susan B Anthony was a woman of many skills but she was a teacher before she was a abolitionist. She dealt with many things that were wrong with that time the most prominent one being her time as a women's rights advocate.
Cliché as it may be, the phrase, "history always repeats itself" is more or less a universal truth. Even if the world today looks and feels different from the world our parents and grandparents grew up in, basic issues and societal foundations remain the same.