Extending Suffrage to Women

Votes for women! The activity highlights the push for the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. High school scholars learn how the Fifteenth Amendment giving African American men the right to vote helped to spark the women's suffrage movement. Academics review a series of documents and arrange them in chronological order leading up to the Nineteenth Amendment. Young historians also complete written prompts and participate in group discussion to gain an understanding of the movement and its motivations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils conduct further research on Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony 
  • Compare and contrast the suffrage movement to other civil rights issues in the US 
Classroom Considerations
  • A portion of the activity is completed online
  • Activity is great for Women's History Month
  • The resource highlights the achievements of female leaders 
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