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How Did Susan B Anthony Contribute To The Women's Rights Movement

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Susan B. Anthony Through her efforts to fight for women’s rights, Susan B. Anthony was an activist who played a big role in the women’s suffrage movement, helped women get the right to vote, and helped co-found the Women’s Loyal National League in 1863. Throughout Susan's life, she was very active in women's rights and believed they were very important to her and many others. She stood up for women when no one else would and she even had a fear of public speaking. During her life, Susan was arrested and persecuted. Thanks to her, women have so much more freedom today. Anthony was born in Massachusetts on February 15th, 1820 and when she was six, she moved to Battenville, New York. She was the second of eight children, but only six lived …show more content…

6). The goal of their organization was to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the constitution (Imbornoni para 4). In other words, they wanted to have women’s rights be put in the constitution. Thanks to Anthony and Stanton, Wyoming decided to pass the very first women’s suffrage law. After this was passed in Wyoming, women began to serve on juries. Slowly but surely, women were getting more rights. Anthony was also a big activist in women getting a good education and going to school. She believed that men and women should have the same amount of education. When she was younger, she went to a public but later left because her teacher refused to teach her how to divide because she was a girl. She became a teacher and taught all of the kids …show more content…

In 1860, the Married Women’s Property became a law which gave women a lot more freedom and rights. Women could own property, keep their own wages, and have custody of their children. In 1905, she met with president Theodore Roosevelt and they talked about women’s rights. She died the following year at the age of 86. People still admire her today for being so passionate about what she was doing even when she was getting old. It was not until 1920 that the 19th amendment was passed and women got the right to vote, and Anthony had already died. The U.S Treasury recognized Anthony when the amendment was passed and they even put her face on dollar coins in 1979 (Imbornoni para 12). She was the first women to get a recognition in such a big

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