Thesis: Susan B. Anthony is still remembered today for her accomplishments, hard work, and dedication to the rights of women.
I. Susan B. Anthony
A. Her background
B. Her accomplishments
March 2, 2011
Susan B. Anthony
In society today, according to the constitution, men and women are equal. Women possess as many rights as men. Sadly this hasn’t always been the case. It was not until the early 1900’s when women were allowed to vote or hold certain positions in society. The road to equality for women was not an easy task. It took numerous courageous and intelligent women to be granted these rights. These women are known as the suffragettes. Susan B. Anthony is still remembered today for her accomplishments, hard work, and dedication to the rights of women.
She was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, to Daniel and Lucy Anthony. Her father was a sixth generation Quaker and believed boys and girls should be treated equally. Anthony attended a private Quaker boarding school in Philadelphia. She, as well as her entire family, was active in the reform movements of the day (“Susan” 1). At age twenty six, she held her first job as the head of the Canajoharie Academy girls’ department as a teacher. This was here first paid job and earned one hundred and ten dollars a year (“Biography” 1).
Seven years later, Anthony attended a teachers’ convention in attempt to change women’s roles in education systems. She asked that women be admitted to be professors, have a voice in the convention, and hold committee positions. She also proposed that women teachers should be paid better. To insure the admittance of women to the University of Rochester, Anthony raised 50,000 dollars in pledges. A few years later women were admitted for the first time (“Biography” 2).
She believed if women influence public affairs, they needed to vote. In 1851,...