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This cartoon shows Susan B. Anthony chasing after President Grover Cleveland in her fight for women's right to vote

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Susan B. Anthony Supports Women's Suffrage Amendment
March 8, 1884

Chances are that when your great-grandmother was young, she couldn't vote even though your great grandfather could. It was because of the hard work of a lot of women and men that your mom and grandmother can vote today. Susan B. Anthony helped lead that hard work. On March 8, 1884, Anthony testified before Congress supporting women's suffrage (right to vote). She urged senators to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that, she said, "shall prohibit the disenfranchisement of citizens of the United States on account of sex..."

In some newspapers, Anthony was called a fanatic and ridiculed for her views.

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