Susan Brownell Anthony was a brilliant adult females who devoted most of her life to derive the right for adult females to vote. She traveled the United States by phase manager, waggon, and train giving many addresss, up to 75 to 100 a twelvemonth, for 45 old ages. She went every bit far as composing a newspaper, the Revolution, and projecting a ballot, despite it being illegal.
Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She was the 2nd of eight kids in her household. In the early 1800’s misss were non allowed an instruction. Susan’s male parent, Daniel, believed in equal intervention for male childs and misss and allowed her to have her instruction from a private embarkation school in Philadelphia. At the age of seven her household moved to Batterville, New York. Later, in 1845 her household made their concluding move to Rochester, New York. At the early age of 15, Susan started her instruction calling, thanks to her male parent’s encouragement. She continued to learn until she was 30.
Opposing the usage of spirits and desiring an immediate terminal of bondage, Susan displayed her beliefs as she took portion in the moderation motion from 1848 to 1853. She worked for the American Anti-slavery Society, forming meetings and giving talks, from 1856 to 1861. During the Civil War, in 1863, Susan founded the Women’s Loyal League, which fought for the liberation of slaves.
Susan’s work for adult females’s rights began when she met a female parent of immature kids by the name of Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851. The two adult females worked on reforming New York province Torahs know aparting adult females. Susan organized province runs for legal reforms and delivered addresss written by Stanton.
Elizabeth and Susan organized the National Women Suffrage Association and worked difficult for a constitutional amendment giving adult females the right to vote. Even though the 15th amendment allowed freshly freed slaves to vote, adult females of any race still could non vote. For 10 old ages, Susan and Elizabeth wrote their newspaper, the Revolution, concentrating on the unfairnesss suffered by adult females. In the 1872 presidential election, Susan decided to register and project a ballot to protest for adult females’s rights. She was arrested, convicted, and refused to pay the one hundred dollar mulct. Susan Anthony went to Europe in 1883, to run into other adult females’s rights militants. Subsequently, in 1888, she helped organize the International American Council of Women, which represented 48 states.
At the age of 80, Susan B. Anthony resigned as president of the National American Women Suffrage Association, but continued to be a talker at the conventions until she died in Rochester, New York, on March 13, 1906.
In decision, Susan B. Anthony’s difficult work did paid off, but unhappily, it was after she died. On August 26,1920, the 19th amendment was ratified by Congress and allowed adult females to vote. Susan was honored on July 2, 1979, when the United States issued the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
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