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this day in the yesteryear: Susan B. Anthony Breaks US Law to Vote (1872) It take too much courage to fight the status quo: there is proof of that everyday!


Susan B. Anthony Breaks US Law to Vote (1872)

Anthony was an important figure in the 19th-century US women’s suffrage movement. In 1869, Anthony, together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded an association dedicated to securing voting rights for women. Three years later, she defied US law and voted in the presidential election, asserting that the 14th Amendment entitled her to do so. She was arrested and fined, but her actions drew considerable attention to the women’s rights movement. Why was she expelled from the National Labor Union? More… Discuss