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Women’s Rights in the United States


Your students will identify with the nearly 100-year struggle for women’s’ rights. Hands-on-history documents include letters from Abigail Adams and Susan B. Anthony. The oppressive conditions that have existed in institutions and attitudes against which brave women have fought are clearly shown in this Jackdaw. Historian: Mary Stetson. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Discontent with Woman’s Lot
  • The First Feminist Movement
  • The Split in Feminist Forces
  • Women Win the Vote
  • The New Feminist Movement
Historical Documents
  • Page from Maryland Council Proceedings, January 1647.
  • Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 1776.
  • Seneca County Courier, August 1848.
  • Page from the first issue of The Revolution, January 1868.
  • Five cartoons on women’s rights: 1859, 1869, 1874, 1919.
  • Letter from Susan B. Anthony, February 1900.
  • Sheet music for “I’m a Suffragette,” 1912.
  • Photographs from The New York Times Picture Section, May 11, 1919, showing suffrage parade on Fifth Ave., New York City.
  • Leaflet, “Why the Equal Rights for Women Amendment.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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