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The women, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Catt and Bella Abzug all played a ritual role in the Women Rights-Suffrage Movement. All the women had something to do with the getting the Suffrage Movement started. They all had some contribution to getting the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote. All of the women except Bella Abzug died before the Nineteenth Amendment was put into place.

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 5 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She was born to Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony. Susan was raised as a Quaker. A Quaker was a religious group that was started during the seventeenth century. Quakers did not believe priests and churches were necessary for religion. They believed that everyone had an "inner light" to guide them. () As Susan grew older, she started to teach in the New York Country Side. Before the Women Rights-Suffrage Movement, women were not anywhere equal to men, therefore being a female teacher, she only made one-fifth of the salary as a male teacher.

Since Susan believed that women were equal to men and she strongly believed in hard work she decided to protest against this unfairness. The protest resulted in her losing her job.

Susan soon became friends with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They both agreed that there needed to be some social improvements and started working on the Women Rights-Suffrage Movement. Anthony and Stanton talked to women and collected signatures for a petition allowing women the right to vote and own property. Anthony and Stanton formed their own organization called the National Women Suffrage Association. () Susan B. Anthony never got the full affect of the Women Rights-Suffrage Movement, because not many states had passed the Nineteenth Amendment. She died in 1906 and only four states had...