Extending Suffrage to Women

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By The National Archives Experience: DocsTeach

In this interactive activity, students will see eleven different documents arguing both for and against voting rights for women. Their task is to put them in the order that they were created, making a list of the arguments that suffragists and anti-suffragists used to convince others of their opinions. Students will analyze and understand primary sources in context; recognize the length of the struggle; identify the movement’s methods; understand that there were many arguments for and against woman suffrage, and that the arguments used by both sides were in some cases very similar.

Extending Suffrage to Women


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