Daughter of a Quaker abolitionist, Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer of women's rights in the United States. Her early efforts at reform were disappointing, as an agent for the Daughters of Temperance and the American Anti-Slavery Society. Influenced by Elizabeth Cady Stanton's defense of women's rights, Anthony help found the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 to work for women's suffrage. In 1872 she helped establish the National Woman Suffrage Association and was arrested for attempting to vote. She claimed that the provisions of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution applied to all citizens, male and female.