Significant Women in History

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Significant Women in U.S. History : 

Significant Women in U.S. History Angelica Capuchino Friday, June 26, 2009 History/Women’s Studies 101 Professor Walsh

Susan B. Anthony : 

Susan B. Anthony In 1863, Anthony co-organized the Women's Loyal League to back the embattled Lincoln administration, particularly on the issue of emancipation. When the 15th Amendment, passed in 1869, granted the right to vote to black men, but not to women, Anthony and Stanton broke with many suffragists by opposing the new law. That year, Anthony and Stanton organized the National Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony published and edited the magazine, The Revolution, which centered on the association. Their slogan: "The true republic—men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less." The acknowledged spokeswoman for the movement, Anthony traveled and lectured throughout the United States and Europe. In her town of Rochester, New York, Anthony and more than a dozen other women registered for the election of 1871. The next day, 40 more women did the same. On election day, Anthony and 14 suffragists managed to vote. She was arrested, tried in a hostile judge's court, found guilty and fined $100. Anthony refused to pay it, saying, "May it please your honor, I will never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty." The trial was a national sensation—and the fine remains unpaid.

Rosa Parks : 

Rosa Parks

Michelle Obama : 

Michelle Obama

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