Susan Brownell Anthony once said “ The Older I get , the greatest power I seem to have to help the world; I s am a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain”(Stalcup 4).Susan Anthony- women rights leader. She fought for what she thought was right. She did her best and got what she wanted which was to given women the right to vote.
Lauren Liveringhouse Block 3 Women’s Suffrage Paper Introduction/Thesis “The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.” (Susan B. Anthony Quotes). The day will finally come for women, but it did not happen overnight, it happened over time. Women’s suffrage is the right for women to vote in elections. Women’s rights were not officially granted to them until the year of 1920.
“I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony is considered by some as the founding mother of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Her goal: men and women treated equally under the eyes of the law and society. The 19th Amendment in 1920 would be the culmination event for this movement, but the winds of change began blowing in 1848.
1. Conditions before the 19th amendment In order to understand the following information, it is important to examine the conditions before the 19th amendment was passed. This also helps us to understand the resistance that the women’s suffrage movement faced. Prior to the amendment, women were not legally allowed to vote.
The purpose of this research paper is to compare and contrast Elie Wiesel and Susan B. Anthony, and their collective contributions, especially to the human rights movement and history. To this extent, I should first like to pro-offer some biographical information as well as background as it relates to the two. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust, wrote poetry, received the Nobel Peace Prize, and he was a political activist. When Elie Wiesel delivered the speech “The Perils of Indifference,” he was already a recognized authority of political action and peace. In his speech, Wiesel describes himself as a trustworthy messenger.
Born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, Susan B. Anthony was an abolitionist, public speaker, and suffragist. (biography.com/early-life) She took a stand for women’s equality. In the mid-1840’s, her family was part of the abolitionist movement to help end slavery in Rochester, New York. (biography.com/early-life)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were primary leaders of the American women’s movement. Together and separately Stanton and Anthony were extremely influential in the effort toward women’s rights. Both women organized and lectured at several conventions. These conventions ranged from local, state, and national. In fact, Stanton organized the first women’s rights convention in 1848.
Most children at the age of three still struggle to talk, however Susan B. Anthony could already read and write. As she grew, she continued to read and gain education. She loved learning about equal rights mostly because women had very few rights during her time period. When she became an adult, she stood against segregation but she was mostly known for women's rights. Anthony was an activist for women's rights, she held conventions and attended meetings.
In 1873, Susan B Anthony an abolitionist, and feminist advocated for women to receive the right to vote. Around this time period African Americans had recently received the right to vote, and women across the United States felt they should be allowed voting rights too. Women such as, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, wrote about the injustice and spoke out across the nation. Susan B. Anthony believed that women are citizens of the United States, she decided to exercise her right to vote. As a result of protesting,she was arrested and fined one hundred dollar fine, after an unjust trial in court.
For many years, women were not granted the right to vote. Wom-en were thought to only be good at being wives and mothers. However women started to believe they should be treated equal-ly to men and be allowed to vote. While trying to pass the right to vote for women, they had to go through many challeng-es. With the help of many strong female leaders, the four-teenth amendment was eventually passed.
Disobedience has been the Founding Fathers of this nation in other words, without disobedience there would’ve have not been change. Ever wondered what it would be without the act of disobedience, for example Martin Luther King, well known for the act of disobedience or Rosa Parks. Another example would be Susan B Anthony. Disobedience is the initiative of change for a significant cause no matter what circumstance. Martin Luther King Jr born January 15, 1929 was an African American which was in an era of unfairness for the African American until he rendered the Civil Rights Movement.