Famouse Women Susan B. Anthony Essay

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Famous Women Report- Susan B. Anthony
Women have a unique ability to emerge as influential people in society. Their achievements and contributions have an encouraging impact on all mankind. Susan B. Anthony is a prime example of this. Using two main sources, Susan B. Anthony, Women Suffragist by Barbara Weisberg and Failure is Impossible; The Story of Susan B. Anthony by Lisa Frederickson Bohannon, my essays facts can be further researched. In the following paragraphs you will learn much about her, and her fight for Women’s Civil Rights.

Behind every great person there is even greater support and influences. Susan B. Anthony’s main influence is her father, Daniel Anthony. He always ...view middle of the document...

Madame Mousley claimes in a letter that Ms. Anthony, “…laughs too much, and thinks too little. She does not even dot her i’s properly..” (Weisberg 31). After four years Ms. Anthony and her sisters can no longer attend Madame Mousleys school, for the family no longer has the money to pay for the schooling. After so many years of being told she was and embarrassment too womankind Susan Anthony now has to get her confidence and conquer her fear of Madame Mousley.
Susan Anthony’s main achievement, the one she is famouse for is her Womens Civil Rights Bill (Weisberg 104). This bill allowed women the right to vote, own property and devorce on any account (before this bill women only divorced because of adultury). Ms. Anthony always hated the Liquor Company, since men always got drunk and beat their wives and children, she feels this should be a ground for devorce. Ms. Anthony feels that the minute a man drinks he changes for the worst, after a dance she writes in her diary that she no longer has the thirst to dance (against the Quaker religion) and she will not go out with any man who’s “…. Highest pleasure is making a fool of himself!”(Bohannon 24). Although she faught hard for this bill, it was not passed until almost a year after her death.
Susan Anthony also has many contributions that without them being made our lives would be extremely different. While traveling she stopped at an inn and the wife did everything for Miss Anthony and her companions, when it was time to pay the husband, who had not lifted a finger, took the money. Ms. Anthony was upset about this so she...

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