Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less
Welcome to one of the largest online collections of primary sources and historical periodicals about the women's suffrage movement.
This learning module investigates how the suffragists embraced the First Amendment as a tool to help achieve their goal. From the early national conferences to the founding of publications dedicated to women's rights, suffragists exercised all five freedoms and pioneered new forms of dramatic protest. As you explore, you'll develop a deeper understanding of the women's suffrage movement that goes beyond the famous names and iconic images to reveal the roots of today's social and political movements.
This site includes:
- Historical Connections: An interactive timeline featuring nearly 300 historical front pages, photographs and artifacts.
- Media Literacy: A map of persuasive materials — posters, postcards and other artifacts — created by suffrage supporters and those against giving women the vote.
- Civics & Citizenship: A collection of First Amendment case studies profiling other groups who have used the five freedoms to make a change throughout United States history, with the opportunity for students to submit their own stories of First Amendment action using the multimedia GlogsterEDU tool.
- Lesson Plans: Flexible standards-aligned projects and worksheets that support historical thinking, media literacy and civic engagement.
- Primary Sources: Women's suffrage movement.
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