In 1872, prominent American figure Susan B. Anthony was arrested. What for?

Answer: Voting. As it was illegal for women to vote, she was arrested and fined $1000 (as much as $18,000 by modern standards) for demanding to be allowed to vote at a Rochester, New York, voter registration office set up in a barbershop. Women would have to wait another 48 years, until 1920, before they would have the right to vote in the United States.

Source: Trials of the Century by Scott P. Johnson

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