Susan B Anthony

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Susan B.Anthony was born in 1820. She was from a large Quaker family. Quakers are a kind of religious group that believes in rights for all. They lived on a farm. She had many brothers and sisters.
Her farm was a meeting place for people against slavery. They believed in equal rights for all. The abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas came to the meetings.
She started teaching at the age of 17.
Susan B.Anthony started a movement to help women gain the right to vote. She spoke around the country for freedom for slaves and women’s rights.
She started the Women’s Suffrage movement and an organization to help women.
She did not believe that men should have the right to vote when women did not.
After she died, the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote.
Later in 1979, a silver dollar was made and distributed with her picture on it.
She is well remembered for her work in civil rights.

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Abolitionist : a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery

Vote : a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands or by voice.

Right : morally good, justified, or acceptable

Movement : an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed

Slave : a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to work for and obey them; an enslaved person

Organization : an organized body of people with a particular purpose, especially a business, society, association, etc.

Freedom : the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint

Religious : relating to or believing in a religion

Gain : obtain or secure (something desired, favorable, or profitable)

Civil : relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters


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