Women in history project



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WOMEN IN HISTORY PROJECT

NAME ____________________

DATE_____________________

OBJECTIVE:

Honor the women of America who bravely “fought” to educate the American public and lobbied to pass a constitutional amendment allowing women to vote.

Did you know… Women did have the right to vote in the 1700’s?



1776

Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, asking him to "remember the ladies" in the new code of laws. Adams replies the men will fight the "despotism of the petticoat."

1777

Women lose the right to vote in New York.

1780

Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.

1784

Women lose the right to vote in New Hampshire.

1787

US Constitutional Convention places voting qualifications in the hands of the states. Women in all states except New Jersey lose the right to vote.

1792

Mary Wollstonecraft publishes Vindication of the Rights of Women in England.

1807

Women lose the right to vote in New Jersey, the last state to revoke the right.

The Woman suffrage movement actually began in 1848, when the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls New York. For the next 50 years, women suffrage supporters worked to educate the American public.

“On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.”

The History Channel

TASK AT HAND:

  1. Research one of the following fabulous ladies:

Susan B. Anthony

Alice Stone Blackwell

Harriet Stanton Blatch

Amelia Bloomer

Olympia Brown

Louise de Koven Bowen

Lucy Burns

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Laura Clay

Mary Coffin Ware Dennett

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Abigail Scott Duniway

Crystal Eastman

Abigail Kelley Foster

Margaret Fuller

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Isabella Beecher Hooker

Julia Ward Howe

Belva Ann Bennett McNall Lockwood

Alice Stokes Paul

Lucy Stone

Lucretia Coffin Mott

There are many more, if you are interested in a suffragette not on the list, please let me know.

2. Collect a picture and at least 15 facts about the woman you have chosen as a victorious crusader in the women’s movement.

3. Create a 3D or 1D shoe reflective of the time period. On the shoe display your photo of the lady of your choice and the key 15 facts.

Or

Create a sash that displays the photo and facts of the chosen figure.

RUBRIC

  1. PRESENTATION – As always neatness counts. 15 facts and a picture must be represented on your sash or shoe. (50 points)

  2. HISTORICAL INFORMATION- All information must be correct and relate to what your individual accomplished in reference to the suffrage movement.(30 points)

  3. GRAMMAR AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE – Please make sure the information is expressed following the rules of grammar and attention is paid to spelling and capitalization. (15 POINTS)

  4. NAME AND PERIOD MUST BE ON PROJECT!!!! (5 POINTS)

DUE DATES:

A CLASSES – TUESDAY, APRIL 1

B CLASSES – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2


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