June 18th 1873: Susan B. Anthony fined
On this day in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the 1872 presidential election. Anthony was a famous advocate of women’s rights and female suffrage and co-founded the first Women’s Temperance Movement. She was arrested and eventually fined after trying to vote in the election, despite her argument that she was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Anthony used the publicity to raise awareness of women’s rights and traveled the United States and Europe spreading her message of equality.

June 18th 1873: Susan B. Anthony fined

On this day in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the 1872 presidential election. Anthony was a famous advocate of women’s rights and female suffrage and co-founded the first Women’s Temperance Movement. She was arrested and eventually fined after trying to vote in the election, despite her argument that she was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Anthony used the publicity to raise awareness of women’s rights and traveled the United States and Europe spreading her message of equality.

06/18/13 at 1:01pm
169 notes
  1. white--bear-king reblogged this from todayinhistory
  2. companioncube76 reblogged this from howstuffworks
  3. captainbloopverse reblogged this from bowties11
  4. sew-wonderful reblogged this from theramblingsofkuno
  5. theramblingsofkuno reblogged this from stuffmomnevertoldyou
  6. cannawitchbitch reblogged this from stuffmomnevertoldyou
  7. ifpeoplecouldreadmymind reblogged this from howstuffworks
  8. wagrobanite reblogged this from stuffmomnevertoldyou
  9. ragamuffian reblogged this from stuffmomnevertoldyou
  10. ashleybenlove reblogged this from stuffmomnevertoldyou
  11. stuffmomnevertoldyou reblogged this from howstuffworks and added:
    That would’ve been a ~$1,900 fine today — not exactly a drop in the bucket. Drives home how the government was serious...
  12. painkitty reblogged this from howstuffworks
  13. dyanneo reblogged this from howstuffworks
  14. bowties11 reblogged this from howstuffworks
  15. librabones reblogged this from howstuffworks
  16. howstuffworks reblogged this from missedinhistory
  17. koocoocachoo reblogged this from divinebonghit
  18. sanadaaki reblogged this from shaestel
  19. missinterpretations reblogged this from cosettemartell
  20. thinkwithboxinggloveson reblogged this from girlgonepostal and added:
    BAMF
  21. thewalrus95 reblogged this from todayinhistory
  22. scarlettsiren reblogged this from lorainnes
  23. saccharinenostalgia reblogged this from girlgonepostal
  24. girlgonepostal reblogged this from todayinhistory
  25. d4ni-k reblogged this from missedinhistory and added:
    In 4th grade I thought Susan B. Anthony was the BEST. Not that I don’t still, but it was one of those weird things you...