. Let's Go Back A Few... years

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Susan B. Anthony met Elizabeth Stanton while petitioning for the Temperance movement(social movement against alcoholic beverages) yet they would not be taken seriously since women in politics was, not necessarily unheard of, but uncommon. Susan thought that if she had the right to vote she would be taken more seriously because then her voice would matter, and so would every other women's in the United States. So, in 1866, she and Elizabeth created the American Equal Rights Association(AERA) and ran a newspaper about women's rights. Their motto was:

And as you can expect, she formed the National Women Suffrage Association(NWSA) in 1869. The struggle continued, she gave speeches and travelled constantly for this cause. In 1872, when Ulysses S. Grant was running for president, she illegally voted, was arrested, and fined $100, which, for god knows what reason, she never paid! And for years she continued hoping one day she would eventually reach her goal.

It is said, that before she died she said:

only 14 years after she passed(1920) the 19th Amendment to the constitution was added, which gave men and women equal voting rights.

And in 1979, in recognition of her work, they had her face on the dollar coin. She was the first woman to be honored this way!


Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school(although many opposed to her getting formal medical education) in the United States. In the 1860's she opened the Women's Medical College Of New York Infirmary, and in 1861 with the help of U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, formed the U.S. Sanitary Commission.


She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean, accompanied and solo, from Newfoundland, Canada to Londonderry, Ireland. She also was the first to make a transcontinental nonstop flight from Los Angeles and landing in New Jersey. She disappeared over the Pacific while trying to become the first woman to fly around the world.