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Susan B. Anthony Breaks US Law to Vote

Anthony was an important figure in the 19th-century US women's suffrage movement. In 1869, Anthony, together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded an association dedicated to securing voting rights for women. Three years later, she defied US law and voted in the presidential election, asserting that the 14th Amendment entitled her to do so. She was arrested and fined, but her actions drew great attention to the women's rights movement. Why was she expelled from the National Labor Union?



The Yuezhi

Yuezhi is the Chinese name—literally translated as "Moon Clan"—for the ancient Central Asian people who originally settled in the arid grasslands of the eastern Tarim Basin area in China. Often described as a nation of nomads, the Yuezhi migrated often before moving east during the 1st century CE to found the Kushan Empire. They later expanded northward and occupied parts of their original Tarim Basin territory, gaining a strategic position along what historic trade route?

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Ida Tarbell

Tarbell's investigative journalism earned her a reputation as a leading "muckraker"—one who investigates and exposes issues of corruption and misconduct. Her 19-part exposé for McClure's magazine, later published in a book titled The History of the Standard Oil Company, led to the breakup of the Standard Oil monopoly and is seen as a model for journalism today. Where did this book rank on a 1999 list of the top 100 works of American journalism in the 20th century?

Last updated on Thursday, 5th November 2009

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