Susan B Anthony Women's Rights Movement

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For a long time, men viewed women as inferior. They had almost no rights and were there mostly for taking care of the house and children. This continued well into the 1800s and even the beginning of the 1900s. Of course, there were a view exceptions to this. Some of the more notable ones include Cleopatra, the last independent Pharoah and Joan of Arc, a girl who fought for the French during the Hundred Years War with England. The women’s rights movement finally began around the mid 1800s. This was also around the time black people were slaves. Eventually, after the civil war was over and slavery was made illegal, the Fourteenth Amendment was passed, which gave all men the right to vote. Many women were angered by this. Shortly after…show more content…
As the movement was big around the Civil War and the movement to give blacks more rights began shortly after, the two movements were often grouped together. While most of the men didn’t approve of either, they were more willing to give black men the right to vote, even with all of the restrictions they added, then allow women the right to vote. Susan Bronwell Anthony, more commonly known as Susan B Anthony, was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was born to Daniel Anthony, a Quaker and former farmer, and Lucy Read, a Baptist. Anthony, her parents, her 2 brothers, and her 3 sisters lived on their cotton Mill (Sherr xviii and xix). Her parents themselves were supporters if equality for both black people and women, so it makes sense that she would grow to support the same things (Truman 145). She went to Miss Moulson’s Select Seminary for Females. At one Klein 2 point, she attempted to send a letter to her father, but was stopped from doing so. The family lost their cotton mill in 1838 (Thomas and Thomas 163 and 165). The family moved to Rochester, New York in 1845 (Sherr
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