The 19th Amendment and the Road to Universal Suffrage

Your vote matters! An informative activity focuses on the Nineteenth Amendment and explains how it paved the way for universal voting rights. Young historians analyze several documents and a complete a worksheet, describing the impact of the women's suffrage movement on the civil rights movement. Academics also participate in a group discussion on the issues impacting modern-day voting. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the evolution of voting rights in America to other countries, such as France
  • Have learners create a campaign poster for the suffrage movement 
Classroom Considerations
  • Must have Internet access to complete the activity 
  • Activity works in pairs or groups
  • The resource is great to pair with a unit on women's suffrage or the civil rights movement 
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