" Friends and fellow-citizens. I stand before you under indictment officially charged for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election, without having a lawful right to vote. ... I not only committed crime, but simply exercised my citizen's right."
Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. In 1860, Anthony married a man named Cody Stanton. That year they both attended to the 10th National Woman's Rights Convention. In 1872, Anthony made a speech in New York. She said that women still didn't have the right to vote in the U.S. Susan still made speeches and believed that she could do anything she wanted to do. She was in the paper many times, but she still made speeches. On Thanksgiving of 1872, Deputy Marshall Kenney came to Susan's house and arrested her for voting for a president. In 1873, Anthony went to trial and was found guilty of the charge of illegal voting. In 1881, Anthony and Stanton published a book called A History of Woman Suffrage. In 1890, Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony died of pneumonia in Rochester, New York on March 13, 1906. In 1909, the the nineteenth amendment said to give women the right to vote! She was a great person and learned that if something is wrong with the country to stand up for herself and her fellow citizens.
To Find out more about Susan B. Anthony, try these great websites!!
Susan B. Anthony House - Rocheseter, NY
National Women's Hall of Fame: Susan B. Anthony
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