This Step 2 BIOGRAPHY READER marks the 200th birthday of this bold suffragette and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote.
It´s not fair. Susan B. Anthony was very concerned about fairness and equality for women and girls in America. She knew it wasn´t fair to pay a woman less than a man for the same job. She knew it wasn´t fair not to allow women to vote in elections. In fact, it was illegal for women to vote. But she felt so strongly, she voted in an election--and was arrested--anyway. Young readers will learn about young Susan B. Anthony and how she grew up to become a suffragette--a fighter for women´s equality. She joined forces with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others and gave speeches around the country to gain support for women´s right to vote. She fought her whole life, and believed that failure is impossible. She was right; her work made the 19th Amendment to the Constitution possible!