Use the following primary sources to explore the notable ways women advocated for suffrage as well as some of the opposition they encountered in their fight for the ballot.
Leading Voices in the Movement
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Solutions databases feature not only primary sources related to the suffrage movement in the united States, but also secondary sources to help students analyze the long and complex history of women’s struggles for the vote. Here are some of our recommendations of where to start. Use the site search to find out more.
- American Government features an in-depth Overview of the history of Voting Rights in the United States with a video on Women’s Suffrage, essays on related legislation like the Nineteenth Amendment, and various articles on such women’s rights organizations as the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
- American History contains a robust collection of primary and secondary sources on women’s rights movements, including biographies and an exploration of the Women’s Rights Movement, which includes videos as well as discussion questions, and an Analyze on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), where leading scholars weigh in on why the ERA was never ratified.
- Daily Life through History provides dozen of articles to deepen student understanding of women’s everyday experiences in their fight for equal rights that focus on such topics as religion, literary publications, marriage and family life, women’s clubs, among others. In addition to speeches, political cartoons, and images, it also features lesser-known artifacts of the suffragettes, like Susan B. Anthony’s Apple Tapioca Pudding and Rebel Soup from the 1886 Women’s Suffrage Cookbook.