Susan B. Anthony: Overcoming Every Obstacle

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In History
  • The Anthony family moved to Rochester.

    The Anthony family moved to Rochester.
    Susan was now 25 years old. Her family was very much anti-slavery. They had Quaker anti-slavery meetings at their farm nearly every Sunday. Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison even frequented these meetings. Susan also had two brothers that led anti-slavery meetings in Kansas.
  • Daughters of Temperance

    Being brought up in a Quaker family, Anthony supported stronger liquor laws. In 1848 she made her first speech at a Daughters of Temperance meeting.
  • Anthony joins the women's rights movement.

    Anthony joins the women's rights movement.
    Anthony had been a teacher for 15 years when she became active in temperance. When she was denied the right to speak at these rallies, she decided to join the growing women's rights movement.
  • Begins campaigning for women's rights

    Beginning in New York State, Anthony started speaking at meetings, collecting signatures for petitions, and lobbying the state legislature.
  • Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.

    Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
    She would do everything from arranging meetings and making speeches to putting up posters and handing out pamphlets of information. She faced deadly mobs, death threats, and having things thrown at her. In Syracuse, an effigy of her was dragged through the streets.
  • Anthony gets a job at Canajoharie Academy

    Anthony gets a job at Canajoharie Academy
    Anthony became the head of the girl's department at Canajoharie Academy. Now 26 years old, this was her first paying job. She earned $110 annually.
  • Anthony and Stanto organize the Women's National Loyal League.

    Anthony and Stanto organize the Women's National Loyal League.
    They supported and petitioned the Thirteenth Ammendment for the abolition of slavery.They campaigned for full citizenship for every woman regardless of her race. This included the right to vote which they also appealed to the 14th and 15th Ammendments for.
  • Fouding of the American Equal Rights Association

    Anthony and Stanton founded the AERA in 1866 and began publishing the newspaper "The Revolution" for it.
  • Anthony publishes "The Revolution"

    Anthony publishes "The Revolution"
    It promoted a policy of purchasing American-made goods and encouraging immigration to rebuild the South and settle the entire country.
  • The Suffrage Movement Splits

    In 1869 the suffrage movement split, with Anthony and Stanton's National Association continuing to campaign for a constitutional amendment, and the American Woman Suffrage Association adopting a strategy of getting the vote for women on a state-by-state basis.
  • Anthony elected president or Workingwomen's Central Association

    This Assocation drew up reports on working conditions and provided educational opportunities for working women. ANthony encourage women to get jobs sewing and various other things.
  • Anthony petitions Congress

    Anthony gathered petitions from 26 states with 10,000 signatures, but when she appeared in Congress, she was simply mocked.
  • Anthony retires

    At age 80, Anthonhy retired as president of NAWSA.
  • Death

    Susan B. Anthony died in her home on Madison Street in Rochester.
  • Women get the right to vote

    In 1920, women were finally given the right to vote under the 19th Ammendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Ammendment.