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Susan B. Anthony, Fighter for Women's Rights!

Susan B. Anthony, Fighter for Women's Rights!

susan

b

anthony

fighter

for

women

's

rights

susan

b

anthony

was born in 1820 when

Susan

lived not all people in America had the right to live and work as they pleased some people were slaves with no

rights

at all

women

didn't have many

rights

either married

women

couldn't own land girls couldn't go to college no woman was allowed to vote working to change laws and the way people thought was hard even the

women

who cared most about equal

rights

couldn't always agree on the best
susan b anthony fighter for women s rights
way to get America to change but

Susan

never gave up in 1872

Susan

put America's laws to the test on Election Day she and more than 100

women

across the nation went to the polls to cast their votes just as she expected

Susan

was arrested she didn't go to jail but she was put on trial the judge found her guilty when he asked

Susan

if she had anything to say she leaped to her feet and gave a daring speech there was no news on July 4th 1876 America turned 100 in a celebration Philadelphia
susan b anthony fighter for women s rights
the Declaration of Independence was read at the end to everyone's surprise

Susan

got up and handed out a new declaration a declaration of

rights

for

women

Susan

and other

women

took their fight to Congress beginning in 1887 Congress looked at changing the US Constitution to give

women

the vote that year after year Congress said no in February of 1906

susan

b

anthony

turned 286 when it was time for

Susan

's last speech she struggled to her feet as the audience applauded

Susan

's voice
susan b anthony fighter for women s rights
rang out clear she urged

women

not to give up failure is impossible to cried

susan

b

anthony

died just a few weeks later it took American

women

another 14 years until 1920 to win the right to vote