Susan B. Anthony One-Dollar Coin

Susan B. Anthony Followed Her Conscience…

There was a time when American women weren’t allowed to vote. But Susan B. Anthony, along with many other people, finally made things right.

Susan was born in Adams, Massachusetts in 1820. She learned to read when she was only 3. Later in life, she became a powerful voice for justice and freedom. She spent most of her adult years following her conscience and trying to change the U.S. Constitution. And her hard work paid off: Fourteen years after she died, women finally earned the right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony followed her conscience, and she never gave up. In honor of her perseverance and her good works, the United States put her picture on a one-dollar coin! 

Bright Ideas

Follow Your Conscience!

You must be governed by your own judgment.
Martha Washington

A clear conscience is a continual Christmas.
Ben Franklin

Never do anything against your conscience.
Albert Einstein

Always keep alive that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
George Washington

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About Massachusetts

It’s a Fact: The capital of Massachusetts is Boston. Boston is also the largest city in the state.

It’s a Fact: Harvard, America’s first college, was founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

It’s a Fact: The abbreviation for Massachusetts is MA.

It’s a Fact: Four American presidents were born in Massachusetts: John Adams (President #2), John Quincy Adams (the son of John Adams), John F. Kennedy (President #35), and George H. W. Bush (President #41).

It’s a Fact: The game of basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education instructor.

More Fun Facts

Fun Fact: New England is the name of a region in the northeast corner of the United States of America.

Fun Fact: New England is made up of six states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Fun Fact: The Pilgrims left England on a ship called the Mayflower. They landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1620 and formed a new colony. They came in search of religious freedom.

Fun Fact: Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is made in New England (in Waterbury, Vermont).

Fun Fact: The first Dunkin’ Donuts was opened in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950.

Fun Fact: The New England coast is on the Atlantic Ocean, the second largest ocean in the world (It covers about one fifth of the earth’s surface!)

Questions and Answers
Just for fun,
see if you can answer these questions.
Is the biggest city in Massachusetts Boston or New York.
It’s Boston. New York is a bigger city, but it’s not in Massachusetts.
Which ocean borders the New England coastline: the Atlantic or the Pacific?
The Atlantic.
Where is New England: in the Northeast or the Southwest?
It’s in the northeast corner of America.
What did Susan B. Anthony fight for: animal rights or women's rights?
Women’s rights!
Write Your Own Story

If you have time, you can write a story of your own.

Here are some story ideas you might want to use.

Story Idea #1: You can write a story about the amazing life of Susan B. Anthony.


Susan B. Anthony followed her conscience and fought for what she believed in. You can write down your thoughts about why it’s important to follow your conscience.

Today's Ryder Riddle
Here's a riddle for you:
If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
The Pilgrims.
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