Susan B Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal for voting on November 5 in the 1872 Presidential Election two weeks earlier. She had written to Stanton on the night of the election that she had "positively voted the Republican ticket—straight...". She was tried and convicted seven months later. The sentence was a $100 fine, but not imprisonment; true to her word in court ("I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty"), she never paid the fine for the rest of her life. The Women, History, Remarkable Women, Susan Anthony, Susan B Anthony, Strong Women, Feminism, People, Voting
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It's hard to believe that not too long ago, women weren't allowed to vote in the US. Things have changed in the US and people belonging to minority groups worked hard to fight for the rights that I have today. I think it is important to exercise your right to vote and I believe it is my duty as a citizen to stay informed with what is going on in the government.
Susan Brownell Anthony was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President. She was one of the important advocates in leading the way for women's rights to be acknowledged and instituted in the American government. en.wikipedia.org/...