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The Trial of Susan B. Anthony

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony

Taught by Professor Douglas O. Linder | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Susan B. Anthony believed she was a citizen of the United States according to the Fourteenth Amendment—and, as such, she believed she had the right to vote. But in 1872, the law was not on her side. So when she dropped her ballot into the box at the West End New Depot in Rochester, NY, on Election Day, she was arrested. Learn about the trial that brought nationwide attention to the issue of women’s suffrage.