Susan Anthony: Guilty of Unlawfully Voting - EARLY TRAINING

The birthplace of Susan B. Anthony, located in the northwestern part of Massachusetts in a town called Adams, is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Susan grew up in this home as part of a loving family. “Magicpiano” took this photo and has made it available via Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY-SA 4.0


Where did Susan Anthony get the resolve to take on the United States government? What life events caused her to believe she could defy conventional thinking?

Susan's parents were Quakers. Like others of their faith, Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony believed in hard work, education and generosity toward others. They opposed slavery and came to believe alcohol was bad for human beings.

In religious matters, Quakers believed men and women have equal standing before God. Such was the focused, egalitarian home into which Susan Anthony was born in 1820. With that background, it is easy to understand how Susan became an independent thinker. But more than philosophy shaped this young woman.

The sting of discrimination came early and its effects lasted her whole life.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jul 01, 2000

Updated Last Revision: Jul 15, 2019

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