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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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Media Literacy

In 1914 and 1915, the National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company circulated these cards to encourage women to be independent. Here, a young girl in old-fashioned dress approaches a young Uncle Sam.

South Dakota State Historical Society

Lessons in this unit teach students to analyze artifacts from thread holders to sheet music for author purpose, perspective, values and persuasion techniques. Then, students evaluate the efficacy of the techniques used discover how they are used in media campaigns today.

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