Product Review: Susan B. Anthony {Hardcover} (Ages 6-10)

Product Review:  Susan B. Anthony {Hardcover} (Ages 6-10)

An Introduction to the Suffragist who Paved the Way for Women’s Right to Vote.  Election Day is November 6, so those of age get out and VOTE!

The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV ratified on February 3, 1870) to the United States Constitution prohibited each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”, but did not include women.  Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) lived in a time when women and men were not considered equal.  Women could not vote, own property, get a proper education and were not treated as equals to men.  Susan B. Anthony was not a popular lady in her time for her belief of equality of the sexes.  Her speeches and articles and general outspokenness for equality among women made her very unpopular and her life was even threatened.  Her passion for justice and her unwavering ability to not give up in the face of adversity led to the passage of the U.S. Nineteenth Amendment that gave women the right to vote in her honor.  Although Susan did not live to see the passage of the women’s right to vote (passing in 1920 fourteen years after her death), her pivotal role in its passage did not go unnoticed.  As we move along in the 21st century, many women around the world are still treated as unequal to men; Susan B. Anthony’s message still rings true and is an important message to women and men everywhere.  Inspire young readers by teaching them that you can persevere and all humans should be treated with respect and on equal ground.

Let’s celebrate!  On August 26, 2012 the U.S. celebrated 92 years of women being given the right to vote by the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution!

Check it out!  The back of this book displays a neat time line with important historical dates in Susan B. Anthony’s life.

Susan B. Anthony {Hardcover} (Ages 6-10)

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List Price: $16.95 (Currently $13.22 through Amazon.com)

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