United States v. Susan B. Anthony
Police in Rochester, New York arrest suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony for trying to vote in a presidential election.
• U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ward Hurd, tells the jury to find Anthony guilty without discussing the case. • On the final day of her trial she is finally offered the chance to speak, giving what is regarded as one of the greatest speeches for women’s suffrage: o "It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men."