Susan B. Anthony On February 15, 1820, Essay

Length: 4 pages Sources: 5 Subject: Sports - Women Type: Essay Paper: #51956833 Related Topics: Women Suffrage, Feminism, Homeschooling, Watergate
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Susan B. Anthony

On February 15, 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams Massachusetts to Lucy and Daniel Anthony. Susan out of eight children was raised in a strict Quaker family. Her father, Daniel Anthony, was a very rigid man, a Quaker cotton manufacturer and abolitionist. He believed in making sure children were guided right, not targeting them. Her father did not let his kids experience the childish enjoyments of toys, games, and music, because all of those above were seen as distractions from the Inner Light. Instead her father imposed self-discipline.

At the age of three, Susan learned to read and write. In 1826, the Anthony's made a move from Massachusetts to Battensville, New York (McAllister, E.A.,2011). At his new place, Susan attended a district school, when the teacher had made a refusal to teach Susan long division, she was then pulled out of school and lectured in home school that her father set up. A woman teacher, Mary Perkins, ran the school. Perkins proposed a new look of maturity to Susan and her sisters.

She was educated, independent and was holding on to a position that had been traditionally set aside to young men. In Philadelphia, Susan was sent there to attend a boarding school. She had decided to teach at a female academy boarding school that was in upstate New York from the age of 15 to around thirty years of age. When she got comfortable in her Rochester home in New York, it was here that she started her first public campaign on behalf of abstinence. This was one of the first appearances of feminism in the United States, and it involved children and women that were...


In 1849, at the Daughters of Temperance, Susan gave her first public speech, and then helped in discovering the Woman's State Temperance Society of New York. At the time, it was one of the first organizations.

In 185, she went to Syracuse to appear at a series of antislavery conferences. During this period Susan meet Cady Stanton. They soon became the best of friends. Susan communed with Stanton and Amelia Bloomer in campaigning for the rights of women. She would often bring speeches that were written by Stanton, who was busy with her little children. In 1854, she dedicated herself to the antislavery movement that was served from 1856 to the start of the Civil War in1861 (Hartmann, S.M.,2001). At this place, she assisted as an agent for the American Antislavery Society. After, Susan had done some work with Stanton and published the New York liberal weekly, "The Revolution" (1868-1870) which was a voice for the equal woman's right movement

In 1872, Susan insisted that women be given the same political and civil rights that had been protracted to African-American men under the 14th and 15th amendments. Stanton and Anthony became persuaded that woman would not profit the rights or be operative in endorsing improvements until they had the right to vote. Stanton then got group of women to the polls in Rochester to examine the privilege of women to vote (Isenberg, N.,2000). Two weeks later, she was arrested and while pending trial betrothed highly broadcasted lecture tours and in March 1873, in the city elections, Anthony had tried to vote again.

After being convicted and tried of violating the voting laws, Susan prospered in her denial to pay the bill. At the point she never stopped campaigning for a federal woman suffrage amendment through the National American Woman's Suffrage Association (1890-1906) and by teaching all through the nation. Now the newly freed slaves were permitted the right to vote by the 15th amendment, other races of women still did not have the right to vote. Stanton, Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage printed the History of women Suffrage 4 volume (1881-1902), in 1888 she prearranged the International council of women and in 1904 the International Women Suffrage Alliance (Hassell, 2000). Even though Anthony did not live to see the struggle come to fruition to win the right for women to vote, the founding of the 19th amendment is intensely allocated to her exertions. On July 2, 1979, the U.S. Mint esteemed her work by delivering the Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin. At the age of 86, Anthony died. She presented her optimism and strength until the very end. Her concluding shared words…

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Susan B. Anthony list commemorates namesakes birthday; group honors suffragist's legacy by working to elect pro-life women. (2002, Feb 14). U.S.Newswire, pp. 1-1. Retrieved from

Garland, L. (2005). "Irrespective of race, color or sex:" Susan B. Anthony and the New York state constitutional convention of 1867. Magazine of History, 19(2), 61-64.

Hartmann, S.M. (2001). Not for ourselves alone: The story of Elizabeth cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Journal of Women's History, 13(2), 222-222.

Hassell, G. (2000, Mar 26). Sacagawea guides Americans back to dollar coin / Susan B. Anthony fiasco finally has been overcome. Houston Chronicle, pp. 1-D.1.

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