Guided Primary Source Analysis: National Anti-Suffrage Association
Look carefully at all the elements included in this scene. What do you think the photographer wanted the audience to think and feel? Be sure to back up your conclusion with evidence from the image.
Choose two sources (see links below) to review. What arguments did they make against woman suffrage. Use what you learned to add thought bubbles to the people in this image.
- Opposition to resolution for suffrage amendment
- Opposition to resolution for suffrage amendment page 2
- Elihu Root reaffirms his opposition to woman suffrage
- Women’s Arguments Against Woman Suffrage
Explore a current suffrage issue, such as felon voting rights or lowering the voting age to 16, and the arguments for and against them. After, use what you learned from the analysis of primary sources related to woman suffrage and your research, to create an image that you hope will convince viewers to support or oppose the issue you investigated.
- Felon voting rights National Conference of State Legislators
- Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote? ProCon.org
- Voting Age Status Report National Youth Rights Association
- Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16? ProCon.org
What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!