The Journey Of Susan B. Anthony

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Dare to Vote: The Journey of Susan B. Anthony 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 Li 2 most of her life forming

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