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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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Civics & Citizenship

Protesters from the National Woman's Party burn a fire in front of the White House in January 1919. Their sign refers to President Wilson's prominent role during the treaty negotiations following World War I.

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

Students apply their new knowledge of the women’s suffrage movement to deepen their understanding of other social issues in U.S. history, from immigration to Title IX. The lesson plans in this unit reveal the techniques suffragists used to enact change, then challenge students to apply those techniques to address the issues they care about today.

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