Soon the The rebuff of Anthony’s attempt to speak at a temperance meeting in Albany in 1852 prompted her to organize the Woman’s New York State Temperance Society, of which Stanton became president, and pushed Anthony farther in the direction of women’s rights advocacy.
In a short time she became known as one of the cause’s most zealous, serious advocates, a dogged and tireless worker whose personality contrasted sharply with that of her friend and coworker Stanton.
Her principal lieutenant in later years was By the 1890s Anthony had largely outlived the abuse and sarcasm that had attended her early efforts, and she emerged as a national heroine.
Her visits to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and to the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland, Oregon, in 1905 were warmly received, as were her trips to London in 1899 and Berlin in 1904 as head of the U. delegation to the International Council of Women (which she helped found in 1888).
From 1846 to 1849 she taught at a female academy in upstate New York.
She subsequently settled in her family home, near modern-day Rochester, New York.After the United States gained their freedom from Britain, it was proclaimed that “all men are created equal”. However, women were essentially ignored and denied their “certain unalienable rights”. However, it was not until much later in the 1920 that woman gained suffrage with the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification. The history of women’s suffrage lasted a century following different factions that pushed for different goals all designed for a common purpose. Anthony was reared in the Quaker tradition in a home pervaded by a tone of independence and moral zeal.She was a precocious child and learned to read and write at the age of three.During the early phase of the Civil War she helped organize the Women’s National Loyal League, which urged the case for emancipation.After the war she campaigned unsuccessfully to have the language of the Fourteenth Amendment altered to allow for woman as well as African American suffrage, and in 1866 she became corresponding secretary of the newly formed American Equal Rights Association.In 1900, at age 80, she retired from the presidency of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, passing it on to Catt. With the issue of a new dollar coin in 1979, Anthony became the first woman to be depicted on United States currency, although the honour was somewhat mitigated by popular rejection of the coin because its size was so similar to that of the 25-cent coin. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts, on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of Anthony’s birth, stirred controversy when the owner of the property and president of the museum led with an exhibit presenting Anthony as an antiabortion feminist in 21st-century terms.Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.