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Susan B Anthony's Quest For Women's Suffrage

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    It seems almost insane to think about today, but it was not too long ago that women could not vote in this country. On November 5, 1872, Susan B Anthony and fourteen other women had the audacity to vote in a Presidential election. While she was allowed to vote on that date, she was subsequently arrested, jailed, tried, and convicted of breaking the Enforcement Act. The judge in the trail concluded that the 14th Amendment only guaranteed black males the right to vote and did not extend to women of either sex. It took another forty eight years for women's suffrage to become a reality nation wide when the 19th Amendment was ratified by the states. Unfortunately, Susan B Anthony died well before that date.