Suffrage In Sixty Seconds: Susan B. Anthony And The Fourteenth Amendment

Sep 1, 2019

Susan B. Anthony is, perhaps, the most famous name in the American women’s suffrage movement, and with good reason. Born into a family of reformers, Anthony was active in the temperance movement and she was also an ardent and tireless abolitionist. But she was most passionate about gaining for women the right to vote.

This issue was so important, that after the Civil War, Anthony campaigned against the Fourteenth Amendment. Following the abolition of slavery and ratified in 1866, the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed the right to vote specifically to men. In fact, the word “male” was added to the US Constitution for the very first time. 

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