Essay on Susan B. Anthony

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The word feminist can be though of in many ways. Some people can hear the word in a positive way, and think of it as a woman standing up for her gender’s rights. Other people can think of it in a negative way, as a woman who is too high strung and opinionated. The word feminist is actually a female who has opinions on the way her sex is treated. Modern feminism will be discussed, along with using some examples such as Susan B. Anthony. As to the history of feminism, the beginning will be with what is called the “Feminist Revolution” (Rappaport 28). This revolution began in 1837 in New York. Women banded together for the first time at an anti-slavery convention. These women were considered “abolitionists” after being…show more content…
Abigail Adams, in March of 1776 (Weisberg, preface). Her statement was in a letter to her husband about writing the Constitution. John Adams was then a delegate to the Continental Congress. Abigail Adams’ statement was as follows: “Remember the ladies. Be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such limited power in the hands of the husbands. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” This statement was the motto and main motive of what was to come in the future. Susan B. Anthony’s influences came from her family, friends, and acquaintances. Starting with her family, are her parents. Her father, a Quaker, courted Susan’s mother, a Baptist (Weisberg 23). The unorthodox match was opposed, but the two married anyway. Mrs. Anthony switched faith to become a Quaker. She gave up all the worldly pleasures endowed to her like singing, dancing, and stylish clothes. Susan’s mother was Lucy Read, and her father was Daniel Anthony. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony were married in 1817. Over the next sixteen years, the pair would bear eight children, of which six lived. The children were Guelma, Susan, Hannah, Daniel, Mary, Eliza, and Merritt. Ann Eliza, born between Mary and Merritt died in infancy in 1833. Ms. Anthony moved several times. Some of these times were

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