Susan B. Anthony: “Is It a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?”


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In all her speeches and writings, Susan B. Anthony displayed her single-minded devotion to the cause of women’s rights—particularly the right to vote. Over the years she honed her arguments until the success of the cause of suffrage and women’s rights became inevitable. This major shift in public opinion was the result in large part of Anthony’s carefully crafted arguments.

In Rochester, New York, on November 5, 1872, Anthony cast her ballot for the Republican ticket in the presidential...