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Susan B Anthony Cautious careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the worlds estimation and publicly and privately in season and out avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates and bear the consequences - Susan B Anthony Susan B Anthony was born February 15 1820 in Adams Massachusetts Where she was brought up in a Quaker family that had long activist traditions With this she developed early in her life a sense of justice and moral enthusiasm She taught for fifteen years at a Quaker seminary and from there became a headmistress at a womens division of a school At 29 years old she then became active in restraint and temperance Because she was a woman she was not allowed to speak at Temperance Rallies This experience and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was to become her lifelong partner in political organizing especially for womens rights and woman suffrage led her to join the womens rights movement in 1852 Soon after this she decided she needed to dedicated her life to woman suffrage Ignoring opposition and abuse Anthony traveled lectured and canvassed across the nation for the vote for womens rights She would also go on to campaign for the abolition of slavery womens rights to their own property and earnings and womens labor organizations In 1900 Anthony persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women Which I see as a big step for womens rights in history In 1872 in an attempt to claim that the constitution already permitted women to vote Susan B Anthony cast a test vote in Rochester New York in the presidential election She was found guilty for it though she refused to pay the resulting fine but no attempt was made to force
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