51 Facts About Susan B Anthony

1. Susan B Anthony founded the National Women's Suffrage Association in 1869 with fellow women's suffrage activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

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2. Susan B Anthony was arrested for illegally voting in the 1872 presidential election at her home in Rochester, New York.

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3. Susan B Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.

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4. Susan B Anthony was reared in the Quaker tradition in a home pervaded by a tone of independence and moral zeal.

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5. Susan B Anthony died on March 13, 1906, at the age of 86, at her home in Rochester, New York.

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6. Around this time, Susan B Anthony was sent to study at a Quaker school near Philadelphia.

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7. Susan B Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts.

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8. Susan B Anthony started petitions for women to have the right to own property and to vote.

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9. Susan B Anthony is commemorated along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott in a sculpture by Adelaide Johnson at the United States Capitol, unveiled in 1921.

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10. Susan B Anthony fiercely opposed laws that gave husbands complete control over the marriage.

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11. Susan B Anthony's answered one by saying, "It always happened that the men I wanted were those I could not get, and those who wanted me I wouldn't have.

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12. Susan B Anthony's joined the Congregational Friends, an organization that was created by Quakers in western New York after the 1848 split among Quakers there.

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13. Susan B Anthony's maintained her membership in the local Hicksite body but did not attend its meetings.

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14. Susan B Anthony was listed as a member of First Unitarian in a church history written in 1881.

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15. Susan B Anthony was raised a Quaker, but her religious heritage was mixed.

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16. Susan B Anthony died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in Rochester, New York, on March 13, 1906.

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17. Susan B Anthony deferred to Stanton in other ways, not accepting an office in any organization that would place her above Stanton.

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18. Susan B Anthony increased the pressure by covertly initiating a petition that was signed by wives and daughters of Supreme Court judges, senators, cabinet members and other dignitaries.

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19. Susan B Anthony opened the first session of the ICW and presided over most events.

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20. Susan B Anthony traveled to Europe in 1883 for a nine-month stay, linking up with Stanton, who had arrived a few months earlier.

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21. Susan B Anthony handled the production details and the extensive correspondence with contributors.

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22. Susan B Anthony's acted as her own publisher, which presented several problems, including finding space for the inventory.

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23. Susan B Anthony had for years saved letters, newspaper clippings, and other materials of historical value to the women's movement.

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24. Susan B Anthony's responded with "the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage", according to Ann D Gordon, a historian of the women's movement.

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25. Susan B Anthony responded by speaking throughout that county before the trial began.

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26. Susan B Anthony spoke throughout Monroe County, New York, where her trial was to be held and from where the jurors for her trial would be chosen.

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27. Susan B Anthony was arrested on November 18, 1872, by a US Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting.

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28. In one of her most controversial actions, Susan B Anthony campaigned against the amendment.

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29. Susan B Anthony worked with the WWA to form all-female labor unions, but with little success.

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30. Susan B Anthony intended for The Revolution to partially fill that void, hoping to grow it eventually into a daily paper with its own printing press, all owned and operated by women.

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31. Susan B Anthony managed the business aspects of the paper while Stanton was co-editor along with Parker Pillsbury, an abolitionist and a supporter of women's rights.

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32. Susan B Anthony stayed with her brother Daniel in Kansas for eight months in 1865 to assist with his newspaper.

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33. Susan B Anthony was the chief organizer of this effort, which involved recruiting and coordinating some 2000 petition collectors.

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34. Susan B Anthony reminded Garrison that he helped slaves escape to Canada in violation of the law and said, "Well, the law which gives the father ownership of the children is just as wicked and I'll break it just as quickly.

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35. Susan B Anthony expressed a vision of a racially integrated society that was radical for a time when abolitionists were debating the question of what was to become of the slaves after they were freed, and when people like Abraham Lincoln were calling for African Americans to be shipped to newly established colonies in Africa.

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36. Susan B Anthony's developed a reputation for fearlessness in facing down attempts to disrupt her meetings, but opposition became overwhelming on the eve of the Civil War.

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37. Susan B Anthony organized anti-slavery meetings throughout the state under banners that read "No compromise with slaveholders.

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38. Susan B Anthony continued to be heavily involved in anti-slavery work at the same time.

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39. Susan B Anthony presided at the 1858 convention, and when the planning committee for national conventions was reorganized, Stanton became its president and Anthony its secretary.

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40. Susan B Anthony resisted at first, feeling that she was needed more in the field of anti-slavery activities.

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41. Susan B Anthony's took her lecture and petition campaign into almost every county in New York during the winter of 1855 despite the difficulty of traveling in snowy terrain in horse and buggy days.

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42. Susan B Anthony was dissatisfied with her own writing ability and wrote relatively little for publication.

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43. Susan B Anthony excelled at organizing, while Stanton had an aptitude for intellectual matters and writing.

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44. Susan B Anthony embarked on her career of social reform with energy and determination.

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45. Susan B Anthony's worked at this task for a couple of years but found herself increasingly drawn to reform activity.

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46. Susan B Anthony's was forced to end her studies after one term because her family was financially ruined during an economic downturn known as the Panic of 1837.

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47. When she was seventeen, Susan B Anthony was sent to a Quaker boarding school in Philadelphia, where she unhappily endured its severe atmosphere.

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48. Susan B Anthony continued to attend Quaker meetings anyway and became even more radical in his beliefs.

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49. Susan B Anthony's became the first actual woman to be depicted on US coinage when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin.

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50. Susan B Anthony's helped to bring about the World's Congress of Representative Women at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

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51. Susan B Anthony's worked internationally for women's rights, playing a key role in creating the International Council of Women, which is still active.

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