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1 There were many reformers in the 1800s but one of the most prominent was Susan B Anthony I have chosen Susan B Anthony because she was an influential figure who dedicated fifty years of her life to overcoming the nations resistance to woman suffrage In this research you would learn what she has contributed to our society and make a difference for women everywhere During her fifty years Anthony was an abolitionist educational reformer temperance worker and a womans right campaigner Anthony traveled lectured and canvassed across the nation to gain equal privileges for all women including the right to vote She campaigned for the abolition of slavery womens right to their own property and earnings and womens labor organization Anthonys determination had made a difference for the rights of women Susan B Anthony started her career as a reformer at the age of 25 Anthonys family was involved in the anti-slavery movement Anthony refused to purchase goods by slaveholders such as cotton cloth or cane sugar Later she became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society arranging meeting making speeches putting up posters and distributing leaflets Anthony and Frederick Douglass who was a family friend shared a platform at he abolitionist meetings Her issues were straightforward We demand the abolition of slavery because the slave is a human being Dubois 78-80 Anthony and her friend Elizabeth Stanton organized a Womens National Loyal League to support and petition for the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery Not only did she campaign for the slaves but also for the blacks and womens full citizenship including the right to vote in the 14th and 15th amendments Monsell 60 Anthony continued to campaign for equal rights for all American citizens including ex-slaves As an educational reformer Susan took position of headmistress of the girls department at Canajoharie Academy her first paid position She was known to the townspeople as the smartest woman who ever came to Canajoharie 38
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