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Susan B. Anthony
Transcript of Susan B. Anthony
4x10= That was when my dad started his own school at the mill. Once I learned all I could at my dad´s mill school I was sent to a girls´ school to get a better education. When I turned 18 I got a job teaching at a school for girls because I chose to be independent and rely on myself. I decided not to get to get married. Being Independent I got paid $2.50 a week while the man who taught before me got paid $10.oo a week. I thought that was not fair and decided to fight so women got treated as equals of men. Sometimes people came to my speeches and made fun of me, they would shout while I was talking, threw rotten eggs at me, and even sometimes threatened me with pistols and knives, but either way I continued fighting. When I was 28 I decided to quit my teaching job and started to speak to many people around the world about women getting treated differently than men . I believed there were many things wrong with laws: women were not treated as equals of men, they could not get a good education , own property, get equally paid, or vote which is called ¨Women´s Suffrage¨ A few years later I met a women named Elizabeth Candy Stanton that was working on the same thing. From that day on we worked together and she wrote most of the speeches and I gave. Together we started a newspaper called "The Revolution". On November 5, 1872
and after 20 years of fighting for women´s rights, I broke the law by doing something I had never done before. I walked down to Rochester, New York and VOTED. I got arrested and got a fine of $100, I never ever paid the fine. Fourteen years after my death, I was honored when Congress approved the Nineteenth Amendment to The U.S. Constitution which gives women the right to vote. It is also called the "Susan B. Anthony Amendment". During my 86th birthday party I gave a famous speech during which I said " FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE".
A month later, on March 13, 1906, I died at my home in Rochester, New York. I started going to school when I was 4. I was sent to a district school, but one day I came home upset because they would not teach me math. It was only for boys!!!