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Susan B. Anthony
By: Ali N.
Indiana, Grade 3

ďMy natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored.Ē

Thanks to the effort of a great woman, women got the right to vote in 1920. Can you imagine being Susan B. Anthony and being arrested a lot for trying to vote? Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Susan was 16 when she got her first real job. After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance. She wanted women and blacks to have equal rights. Because she was a woman she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies. Susan was trying real hard to get her right to vote.

Susanís great friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who had 6 children, helped her with the movement. Susan did what she did because she wanted her citizens rights. She said, ďIím a citizen why should I not get my rights?'' Susan died on March 13, 1906. Fourteen years after her death her wish came true! Women were given the right to vote. I am glad Susan B. Anthony stood up for her rights. Most women were afraid to join her because they thought their husbands might get mad. I am also sad because Susan never got to see her dream come true.

What motivated Susan B. Anthony to do the womenís rights movement was that she was angry that she didnít have her citizenís right to vote. She thought that it was unfair that she didnít have her citizenís right to vote, because she was a citizen too. Susanís wish came true 14 years after her death. Women were granted the right to vote in 1920. Susan was the main leader of the movement. Her friend, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, helped her with the movement. Susan B. Anthony went through a lot of hard work. Now all of the women and girls would be at home cleaning the house if Susan didnít stand up for all womenís rights.

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