August 25, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage

PSN curated primary source collections Featured Sources The Awakening Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession Today in History Jane Addams Susan B. Anthony Carrie S. Burnham Lucretia Mott Emmeline Pankhurst Alice Paul Elizabeth Cady Stanton Mary Church Terrell Congress Approves 19th Amendment Picketing for Suffrage Seneca Falls Convention Woman’s Rights Conventions Library collections Collection Spotlight: Women’s Suffrage … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the Vote

Don't miss these great woman suffrage teaching resources using Library of Congress primary sources! Woman suffrage source set & teaching guide Lesson plans Learning from the Source: Tactics in the March to Suffrage Literature Links: Predicting & Inferring about Woman Suffrage Primary Source Investigation: Hazel Hunkins, Billings Suffragist Primary Source Investigation: Suffrage Suffragists and Their Tactics Teaching Now: Going Gaga Over Suffrage Teaching Now: … [Read more...]

Featured Source: 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. Compare and contrast the photo above with the top photo from the Learning from the Source: Tactics in the March to Suffrage post. What differences and similarities do you notice? Add thought bubbles to a few of the people in this image. What other observations, reflections or questions does … [Read more...]

Today in History: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Today in History–November 12–the Library of Congress features women's rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born on this date in 1815. The daughter of a judge, Stanton was devoted to her studies but her higher education aspirations were thwarted because of her gender. This experience helped inform her philosophy on individual rights. She later became a leader, together with Susan B. Anthony, of the woman suffrage movement and served as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association and its … [Read more...]

Today in History: Wyoming

Today in History–December 10–the Library of Congress features Wyoming, which granted women the right to vote on this day in 1869 while still a U.S. territory. Three months later the first women jurors reported for duty in Laramie, attracting international attention. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the culture and history of this trailblazing state full of natural beauty and resources. Wyoming stories from America’s … [Read more...]

Today in History: Picketing for Suffrage

Today in History–August 28–the Library of Congress features the arrest of 10 suffragists for picketing the White House on this day in 1917. The protestors hoped to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed "Anthony amendment" to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. He finally did that in January of 1918 and the long hard vote to suffrage was finally earned two years later on August 18, 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. Learn more about the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Congress Approves 19th Amendment

Today in History–June 4–the Library of Congress features U.S. Congressional approval of the the woman's suffrage amendment on this day in 1919. But victory was still a ways off, It took over a year for the necessary three quarters of the 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii were not admitted into the Union until 1959) to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Find out more about the woman suffrage movement by visiting the Today in History section, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Carrie S. Burnham

Today in History–April 4–the Library of Congress features Carrie S. Burnham, who continued to present her arguments before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on the right of women to vote on this day in 1873. Learn more about her appeal and the suffrage movement by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below. The argument of Carrie S. Burnham before Chief Justice Reed, and Associate Justices Agnew, Sharswood and Mercur, of the Supreme court of Pennsylvania, in banc, on … [Read more...]

Today in History: Susan B. Anthony

Today in History–March 8–the Library of Congress features Susan B. Anthony, who addressed Congress on the right of women to vote on this day in 1884. It was the sixteenth time woman suffrage supporters appeared before Congress but it would take decades more until women finally earned the constitutional right to vote. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below. Susan B. Anthony Supports Women's Suffrage Amendment from America's Library Susan B. … [Read more...]

Today in History: 24th Amendment Ends Poll Tax

Today in History–January 23–the Library of Congress features the 24th amendment, ratified on this day in 1964. This constitutional amendment barred the poll tax which, up until this time, required voters in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia to pay in order to vote in a national election. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links to related resources below. The 24th Amendment Ended the Poll Tax from America's Library Poll tax … [Read more...]