Fact of the Week: November 5, 2013

On this day in 1872 Susan B. Anthony cast a vote in Rochester, New York. She was arrested and the trail that followed allowed her to further her cause for women suffrage. She was fined $100 for voting, which was illegal for women in New York at the time, which she vowed never to pay. She died in 1906, fourteen years before the ratification of the 19th amendment; however she never paid that fine.

Cite: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/anthony/sbaaccount.html

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