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Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less: The First Amendment and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Explore how the suffragists embraced the First Amendment as a tool to help achieve passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

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Women and children welcome the suffrage tour group to New Jersey.

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Lessons in this unit help students trace the movement’s successes and setbacks from the early republic to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. They reveal the diversity of viewpoints within and of the movement, and illuminate how geography shaped the differing tactics of suffragists on the East and West Coast.

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