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Susan B Anthony Activist, Reformer, Teacher, Lecturer 1820 – 1906 Name: Trina Rich Per: 6 th Introduction: Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the NY state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society . Synopsis: Born on Feb. 15, 1820, in Adams, MA., Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer crusader for the woman suffrage movement in the United States and president (1892-1900) of the National Women Suffrage Association . Her work helped pave the way for the 19 th Amendment (1920) to the Constitution , giving women the right to vote . Activist Family: Anthony grew up in a politically active family. They worked to end slavery in the abolitionist movement . They were also part of the temperance movement , which wanted the production and sale of alcohol limited or stopped completel y. Anthony was inspired to fight for women’s rights while campaigning against alcohol. She was denied a chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman. Anthony later realized that no one would take women in politics seriously unless they had the right to vote . Becoming Politically Active: At 29 years old Anthony became involved in: Abolitionsm Temperance
A friendship with Amelia Bloomer led to a meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton , who

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