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How Did Susan B Anthony Become An Abolitionist

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The abolitionist movement, and the women's rights movement; two movements in the United States political and social history that have shaped the country that we as Americans live in today. But without one woman, which was the backbone of the women's rights movement and a major contributor to the abolitionist movement, the country that we know today may not have become reality. Because of her upbringing as a quaker, Susan B. Anthony believed that all humans are created equal. This belief is what pushed her to become an abolitionist and to become the backbone for the women's rights movement. Today her lasting effect on society can still be seen today in the Nineteenth Amendment of the constitution. Susan B. Anthony was born on february 15, …show more content…

members of the anthony family were active in the slavery movement.” (Susan B Anthony House). Her Quaker, religious background was the basis of her political views. This is why she felt that all people, black and white alike, should be entitled to the same rights and liberties. In 1863 Susan and her colleague Elizabeth Stanton created the Women's National Loyal League, to support the ratification of the thirteenth amendment, outlawing slavery (Susan B Anthony House). Later in 1865 she became a member of the American Anti-Slavery society, furthering her support for the thirteenth amendment. Susan B. anthony was an activist of many causes, but her most renowned work is her campaign to gain women's suffrage. She gained her will to campaign on this topic during the temperance movement, when she realized that no man was going to take women serious in politics until they could vote “Susan B. Anthony was convinced by her work for temperance that women needed the vote if they were to influence public affairs” (Susan B. Anthony House). She created many parties and organizations to support her cause all over the nation, some of those being The American Equal Rights Association (1866), and The National American Woman Suffrage Association (1887). She worked tirelessly to gain the women's right to vote, she gather petitions and signature from all over the country trying to convince congress to ratify

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