Research Paper On Susan B Anthony

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SUSAN B. ANTHONY: A Woman and Her Works
Dystani’ B. Jackson

Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts and was raised in a Quaker family who had a long history of activism and activist traditions. It became evident early in her life that she developed a firm and distinct knowledge of justice and moral which can be seen in her works as a social reformer and feminist. She also played a crucial role in the women 's suffrage movement which helped pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. (Harper)
Women’s rights and opportunities did not exist during Anthony 's era. During her time as a teacher in New York, she pressed for women’s suffrage: a chance at a
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The journal’s famous motto was "Men their rights, and nothing more; women their rights, and nothing less.” The paper also gave a different point of view compared to most other newspapers of the day. It argued for equal rights, suffrage, and equal pay. By being able to print the paper Anthony was able to get into contact with women of all walk of life including those who worked in the printing trade. She inspired those in the printing trade and those that where in the sewing trade to form their own union since women were banned from joining male unions at the time. However, while at the 1869 National Labor Union Congress, the men 's Typographical Union accused her of strike- breaking and running a non-union shop at The Revolution, and called her an enemy of labor.…show more content…
Anthony never stopped fighting for women 's suffrage. In 1905, she met with President Theodore Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., to present an amendment to give women the right to vote. Anthony died the following year, on March 13, 1906, at the age of 86, of heart failure and pneumonia at her home in Rochester, New York. At her birthday party a few days prior, Anthony had one last thing to say to those who had fought alongside her for women 's rights:

"There have been others also just as true and devoted to the cause — I wish I could name every one — but with such women consecrating their lives, failure is impossible!" "To think I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel." (Harper) (On This Day)

"Failure is impossible" quickly became a motto for the women 's movement. Fourteen years after Susan B. Anthony had passed away did the nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving all adult women the right to vote, was passed. In recognition of her dedication and hard work, the U.S. Treasury Department put Anthony 's portrait on dollar coins in 1979, making her the first woman to be so honored. (National Woman Suffrage

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