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Susan B. Anthony - Herstory for Kids

Susan B. Anthony - Herstory for Kids
hi I'm Sophie Malone and this is history today I'm gonna be

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was born on February 15th 1820 Massachusetts she had six brothers and sisters and was born to a Quaker family that means they did not believe in singing dancing or wearing fancy clothes but they did believe that girls should get an education just like boys so

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learned alongside her brothers one day

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came home from school upset because the teacher wouldn't
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teach the girls the same math as the boys her father was like oh no way we can have that and he said of his own school or his daughters could learn the same as his sons he also encouraged all of his children to discuss important issues going on the world including the fight against slavery an 1837 a big economic depression happened and many families including

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's lost all of their possessions they even sold their eyeglasses and their underwear

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decided hmm I think I need a job she
became a teacher one of the only jobs available to women at that time soon

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met a new friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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didn't know it then but they would be friends for life Elizabeth was also pioneering women's rights and together they were rebels in every way including wearing a new style of skirt called bloomers skirts intended just below the me over the pants Elizabeth was like oh my gosh

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look you can see my legs bloomers were considered shocking at the time in 1857

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shocked the new york state teachers convention when she was like so here's the deal people we need to let black and white children boys and girls attend the same schools people were like what are you khoka then in eighth 60 thanks to the efforts of

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and elizabeth new york state allowed married women the right to own property and carry businesses in their own names when the Civil War began on April 12 1861 Elizabeth went to

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and said let's putt to fight for like
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women's rights like temporarily aside unfortunately this would turn out to be a decision that they would both regret with the end of civil war in April 1865 women's suffrage which meant the fight for women's right to vote became even more important a new amendment to the Constitution was proposed which would give all citizens the right to vote what and African American but at the time a citizen will only to find his men

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was like we gotta change that women are citizens too

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went home to Rochester just in time to an 1872 national election three weeks later she was arrested for a vote when she went to trial the judge made his decision even before

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's lawyer had to say something he was like yeah well I dealt a and they toe pay $100 for five but

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was like I'm a pagan and decided to fight her tryout with the issue of women's suffrage on the front of newspapers women now spoke in public and worked in more jobs in some places they could even vote in
local elections suffrage groups existed across the country and more and more women were joining but

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Elizabeth still had a long way to go from 1877 to 1883

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went from state to state campaign for women's suffrage and went to Washington DC each year to speak to Congress in 1887 Congress voted for the first time on him an amendment to the Constitution to give women's right to vote it didn't pass but just getting the vote to Congress was a partial victory by 1896 States's
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such as Wyoming Colorado Idaho and Utah past laws for women's right to vote in 1902 Elizabeth passed away shortly before 87th birthday the funeral was small and according to Elizabeth wishes she was buried with a picture of her best friend

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even after Elizabeth's passing

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kept over the fight in 1905

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L President Teddy Roosevelt she asked him for his help giving women the right to vote nationwide by asking Congress to amend the Constitution he was like oh yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah sure I'll totally do that but President Roosevelt did not ask them at

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's 86th birthday celebration she stood up and told women that they needed to keep fighting failure is impossible that was her last public speech on March 13th 1906

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died

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never lived to see women get the right to vote but of all of her hard work paid off on August 18th 1920 when the 19th amendment in the Constitution was passed it finally gave women the right to vote and because

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a pioneer for women's rights on July 2nd 1979 she even got her very own coin made in her honor the

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dollar and the rest you ask the rest that's history thanks for watching you