Susan B. Anthony And The Women's Suffrage Movement

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Susan B. Anthony led the women’s suffrage movement, a movement that impacted the lives of American women forever. Although Susan B. Anthony participated in other movements, such as the temperance movement and the abolitionist movement, but she mainly focused on women’s rights. As a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she was determined to bring American women their rights. To accomplish her goal of gaining full citizenship for women, she attempted to vote on Election Day, and then suffered the consequence of being arrested. However, this incident did not stop Anthony from achieving her goal. Anthony continued to fight for the rights the American women deserved. Anthony’s perseverance contributed greatly to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women their right to vote. Susan B. Anthony, born on February 5, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, always had an interest in social equality issues, like her parents, Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read Anthony. In addition to her parents influence on Anthony’s interest, Anthony experienced unjust treatments since she was a little child. When Anthony was around six years old, she and her family moved to Battenville, New York. “A teacher in the local school refused to let Susan learn long division as that subject was not considered appropriate for girls during that era” (“Anthony, Susan B.”). Anthony’s father responded by taking Anthony out of the school and finding a private tutor for her. Later, in
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