Susan B. Anthony - Herstory for KidsFeb 18, 2020
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anthonywas born on february 15, 1820 in massachusetts she had six brothers and sisters and she was born into a quaker family that means yes they didn't believe in singing , dance or wear fancy clothes, but they did believe that girls should be educated like boys, so Susan learned with her brothers one day. Susan came home from school upset that the teacher wasn't teaching the girls the same math as the boys her father said oh no way we can have that and said his own school or his daughters could learn the same than her children, she also encouraged all her children to discuss important issues going on in the world including the fight against slavery and 1837 a great economic depression occurred and many families including Susan's lost all their possessions, even selling their glasses and underwear.
Susan decided hmm I think I need a job she became a teacher one of the only jobs available to women at the time soon Susan met a new friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan didn't know it at the time but they would be friends for life Elizabeth was also a pioneer for women's rights and together they were rebellious in every way, even wearing a new style of skirt called bloomers skirts designed right under me over pants Elizabeth was like oh my gosh Susan look you can see my legs the bloomers were considered shocking at the time in 1857 susan shocked the new york state teachers convention when she was like this Here's the deal people we need to let black and white
kids, boys and girls, go to the same schools.
Carrying business in her name when the Civil War began on April 12, 1861. Elizabeth went to see Susan and told her to fight for women's rights, unfortunately temporarily set aside. this would turn out to be a decision they would both regret with the end of the civil war in april 1865 women's suffrage which meant that the fight for women's right to vote became even more important a new amendment was proposed to the Constitution that would give every citizen the right to vote what and African American but at that time a citizen will only find his men Susan said we have to change that women are citizens too Susan went home to Rochester just in time for the 1872 national election three weeks later she was arrested for a vote when she went to trial the judge made his decision before Susan's lawyer even had to say anything he said yes well I dealt a and they paid $100 for five, but Susan was like a pagan and decided to fight her. test with the issue of women's suffrage on the front page of newspapers women were now speaking in public and working more jobs in some places they could even vote in local elections suffrage groups existed all over the country and more and more women were coming together, but Susan Elizabeth still had a long way to go from 1877 to 1883.
Susan went from state to state campaigning for women's suffrage and went to Washington DC each year to speak before Congress in 1887. Congress voted for the first time. The amendment to the Constitution to enfranchise women did not pass, but simply getting the vote in Congress was a partial victory for 1896 states like Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah passed women's voting rights laws in 1902. Elizabeth died shortly before. 87th birthday, the funeral was small and as per Elizabeth's wishes she was buried with a picture of her best friend Susan, even after Elizabeth's death Susan kept up the fight in 1905 Susan L President Teddy Roosevelt asked her for help to give women the right to vote. across the country asking Congress to amend the Constitution he said oh yeah yeah yeah yeah sure I will but President Roosevelt didn't ask you on Susan c Elebration's 86th birthday she stood up and told women they had to keep fighting failure is impossible that was her last public speech on march 13, 1906 susan died susan never lived to see women get the right to vote but all her hard work paid off in August On July 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed, women were finally granted the right to vote and because Susan was a pioneer for women's rights women on july 2, 1979 he even got his own coin in his honor the susan b anthony dollar and the rest you ask the rest thats history thanks for watching
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