Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) was a tireless leader of the women's rights movement, fighting over fifty years for women's suffrage (the right to vote), equal education, property rights and even dress reform. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became a lifelong friend, and the two formed a partnership devoted to winning the right to vote.
The Nineteenth Amendment giving women suffrage was passed fourteen years after Anthony's death. "She would, however, once have the satisfaction of seeing her completed ballot drop through the opening of a ballot box. It happened in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872, and the event and the trial for illegal voting that followed would create a opportunity for Anthony to spread her arguments for women suffrage to a wider audience than ever before." In addition to details about the trial, Famous Trials has an Anthony biography, and 100 year time line of women's struggle for the vote.
On October 10, 1978, President Carter signed the bill that created the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. It was minted four times: in 1979, 1980, 1981 and again in 1999. The coins are often called "Suzy Bucks" or "Carter's Quarters." Learn more about why they were created, and why they are no longer in production at this Federal Reserve Bank page, which also includes a time line of Anthony's achievements.
"On November 2, 1920 over eight million American women voted for the first time in American history ... The two women who had fought longest for women's rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, did not live long enough to cast a [legal] ballot themselves." Start with the excellent video (by clicking anywhere on the front page) and then peruse the sections listed in the horizontal menu at the bottom of the page. Be sure to visit Resources (which includes classroom topics, biographies, and original documents), Where Are We Now?, and Kids.
Although much of this site from Rutgers University goes beyond what you need for a school report, there are several sections worth visiting. First (under Studies) are Anthony and Stanton biographies, along with a time line of their work. Next (also under Studies) is Child Bibliography, where you'll find a reading list of sixteen books about women's suffrage appropriate for elementary and middle-school students. The Frequently Asked Questions page is also great, with answers to some basic questions such as "Why was the vote so important?"
The Susan B. Anthony House, in Rochester, New York, was Anthony's home "during the most politically active period of her life, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872." The virtual tour is a treasure trove of little known facts. Other educational clicks are Biography (the most extensive biography of all of today's sites), Timeline, Dollar Coin, and Links (a good collection of women's history web sites.)