• Rachel Loechelt

Inspirational Women

I think it’s important to know and remember the influential women that have paved the way to women’s rights.Given that we just had our midterm elections earlier this month, I think it would be appropriate to shine light on the women who fought for our right to vote.In 1852, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton led the women’s right movement. Not only did she fight for our right to vote, she campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to earn equal pay, own their own property, and women’s labor organizations. (susanbanthonyhouse.org)

In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting which infuriated many people and created national attention. in 1876 she led a protest where she gave a moving speech- “Declaration of Rights”- writen by Elizabeth Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage. “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less. ”Anthony gave her life to women’s suffrage. She was a very influential woman in history and we have her to thank for her dedication to the simple right to vote. She died in 1906, 14 years before women were given the right to vote in 1920. (womenshistory.org)

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