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Speaking of Human RightsIn this essay I will compare two speeches “The Perils of Indifference” that was delivered on April 12, 1999 by Elie Wiesel and “On Women’s Right to Vote” that was delivered by Susan B. Anthony in 1872. I will be recognizing the indifferences and similarities of these two speeches. Elie Wiesel and Susan B. Anthony faced discrimination throughout their lives by two different circumstances. Both Elie and Susan found a way to overcome them. Elie Wiesel is a successful and well-known survivor of the Holocaust. Susan B. Anthony is a woman that wanted to vote legally in 1872, because she voted illegally as a woman she was arrested. Elie Wiesel and SusanB. Anthony were two very inspirational people that made a difference in human rights. “On Women’s Right to Vote” by Susan B. Anthony, in 1872, Susan B. Anthony was an activist. Susan believed regardless of race or gender, you should have the right to vote as an American Citizen. Susan B. Anthony gave a speech about the point she was trying to make in voting and casted her vote illegally after being arrested. In Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she states, “We formed a Union not to give the blessing of liberty, but to secure them. To be more detailed on this statement, Susan B. Anthony means since America was built on having liberty and freedom, why don’t all women have the right to vote? Because back then only men had the right to cast votes.[ CITATION Sus72 \l 1033 ]

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