EL Civics for ESL Students

Susan B. Anthony

EL Civics, History, and Government
Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906

Sufferage Parade Washington, D.C., 1913

FUN FACTS

1. Susan B. Anthony gave credit to Elizabeth Cady Stanton for starting the Women's Rights Movement.

2. Because Stanton had young children and couldn't always attend meetings, Anthony sometimes read the speeches that Stanton had written.

3. The 15th Amendment gave black men the right to vote before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.

4. The 19th Amendment was passed on August 18, 1920. It gave women the right to vote.

5. In 1979, the U.S. Mint issued the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin to honor her 50 year struggle on behalf of women's rights.

6. Susan Brownell Anthony is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York.

  • Susan B. Anthony fought for women's rights.
  • She was born on February 15, 1820, in Massachusetts.
  • She was the second of eight children.
  • When she was seven years old, her family moved to New York.
  • Susan B. Anthony began teaching school when she was 15 years old. She taught school until she was 30 years old.
  • She was a Quaker and was against people drinking alcohol.
  • Anthony was also against slavery. She worked for the American Anti-Slavery Society, and she founded the Women's Loyal League, which fought to free the slaves during the American Civil War.
  • When she was 31 years old she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Together they worked to change New York State laws that discriminated against women.
  • Anthony and Stanton believed that women should have the right to vote.
  • In 1869 they started the National Woman Suffrage Association. The goal of this association was to help pass a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.
  • Susan B. Anthony was arrested in 1872 because she voted in a presidential election. She refused to pay the $100 fine.
  • Susan B. Anthony died on March 13, 1906, in New York before the 19th Amendment was passed. She was 86 years old.
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