Susan B. Anthony's family owned a cotton mill and believed that hard work and education were very important to Susan's upbringing. Outside Susan's close Quaker community, many of these beliefs were not practiced. Women could not vote or run for political office, received limited educations, and had few job opportunities.
At the age of 15, Susan began teaching in New York. The school paid men several times what they paid women in the same job. After complaining about her wage, Susan had to leave the school. Although she found a better job, Susan's experience with inequality between men and women shaped her future goals.
- 5-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of American economic challenges in the 1920s and 1930s and world conflict in the 1940s.
- Along with the rest of the world, the United States experienced a boom-and-bust period during the 1920s and 1930s. In the United States, this situation led to significant government intervention to stimulate the economy. Other countries did not follow...
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how wartime government activities, the Progressive Movement, and the New Deal represented an expansion of federal power, including attempts to protect citizens.