Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Early Suffragists


When the United States became a country, women had very few rights. Women could not own property or go to some colleges. Women were not allowed to vote. The fight to allow women to vote was called the Suffrage Movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two leaders of the Suffrage Movement. They gave speeches and wrote articles about giving the right to vote to other people, especially women. Stanton and Anthony were close friends and made a great team. They organized groups, wrote petitions, gave speeches, and stood firm in the face of opposition. These two brave women paved the way for future suffragists and helped start the movement that would end with the Nineteenth Amendment and voting rights for women.