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1866-1885: We rebuild the Union and amend the Constitution

June 18, 1873
Headlines blared: “The Woman Who Dared”

Meeting of the National Woman's Suffrage Association

It was we, the people, not we, the white male citizens...who formed the Union.
—Susan B. Anthony

After 20 years’ work to win the vote, some women’s rights advocates are outraged. The new 15th Amendment gives black men the vote, but leaves women out.

Believing that every citizen has the right to vote, Susan B. Anthony presented her ballot on Election Day. She was arrested for illegal voting.

Justice Hunt refused to let her testify. Today, he found her guilty, fining her $100.

“I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty,” replied Anthony.

Read about it in the New York times

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