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    Susan B Anthony: Arrested for voting

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    • Debbie Jones Bessette ∮

      Susan B Anthony: Arrested for voting. Young girls these days don't appreciate what women had to go through to get the right to vote!

    • Ryla Daly

      Susan B Anthony: Arrested for voting. Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. VOTE ladies!

    • Debbie Burns

      Susan B Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal for voting on November 5th in the 1872 Presidential Election two weeks earlier. She was tried and convicted seven months later. She was fined 100 dollars, but never paid the fine.

    • Marco Mario

      Susan B. Anthony. She was even arrested and fined for voting on November 5, 1872 and refused to pay because she felt it was an “unjust penalty”. Susan B. Anthony wrote the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in 1878 which later became the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. She said, "Men-their rights, nothing more. Women-their rights, nothing less. What an amazing woman!

    • Missy Hoitenga

      womans rights | ... rights nothing more women their rights nothing less susan b anthony

    • josh rubino

      Susan B Anthony was a very important woman in the womens' suffrage movement.

    • Barbara LeTourneau

      Susan B. Anthony lead the US effort to secure the right to vote for women

    • Judy Russ

      Susan B Anthony: Arrested for voting #history

    • Star Barrientos

      Susan Anthony

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