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Susan B. Anthony and The Women Suffrage Movement

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Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) is considered one of the most influential figure in the women’s suffragist of her generation and has become an icon of the woman’s suffrage movement. Anthony is known to travel the country to give speeches, circulate petitions, and organize local women’s rights organization. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. After the Anthony family moved to Rochester, New York in 1845, they became active in the antislavery movement gaining more supporters across the country. In 1848 Susan B. Anthony was working as a teacher in Canajoharie, New York and became involved with the teacher’s union when she discovered that male teachers were paid more than female teachers a month. Her parents and sister Marry attended the 1848 Rochester Woman’s Rights Convention held August 2Anthony’s experience with the teacher’s union, antislavery reforms, and Quaker upbringing, established ground for a career in women’s rights reform to grow.
In 1853 Anthony campaigned for women's property rights in New York State, speaking at meetings, collecting signatures for petitions, and lobbying the state legislature. Anthony had passed around petition which involved married women and their right to own property and women’s suffrage. She addressed the National Women’s Rights Convention in 1854 to urge more campaigns for greater support. By 1856 Anthony became a public figure for the American Anti-Slavery Society by arranging meetings, making speeches, putting up posters, and distributing leaflets. In her time she encountered hostile mobs, armed threats, and things thrown at her.
At the 1856 National Women’s Rights Convention, Anthony served on the business committee and spoke on the necessity of the dissemination of printed matter on wome...

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...d women more rights/privileges. For instance, economically they achieved a greater variety in job choices and higher salaries. As for social, both movements were able to help society see women as strong, hardworking individuals. Politically the effects were different. The Women's Rights Movement granted women more political rights like property rights. Whereas the Women's Suffrage Movement achieved the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Even though both movements were generally striving for the same thing there were many differences between them.

Works Cited

• http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/WIC/Historical-Essays/No-Lady/Womens-Rights/
• http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage
• http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-00021.html?from=../16/16-03580.html&from_nm=Nichols%2C%20Clarina%20Howard
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