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In this address to Congress in November 1917, Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), a leader in the fight for women's suffrage, argues for the rights of women.Pair “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage” with “Was Hard Fight to Get Vote” and ask students to discuss Carrie Chapman Catt’s contributions to the women’s suffrage movement. How does Catt support her claim that women should be granted the right to vote?
Gloria Steinem (1934-present) is an American feminist, journalist, author, and social-political activist. She gained national recognition as a leader of the "Second Wave" feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. On May 6th, 1970, Gloria Steinem stood before the Senate and delivered this speech, advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and seeking to dispel myths about women.Pair “Testimony Before the Senate Hearing on Equal Rights Amendment” with “Was Hard Fight to Get Vote” and ask students to discuss women’s persisting struggles to receive the same rights as men. How did women’s rights change between the publishing of these two texts?
In "The Life's Work of Susan B. Anthony," various authors discuss Susan B. Anthony's life and death, as well as her lasting contributions to the suffrage movement.Pair “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” with “Was Hard Fight to Get Vote” and ask students to compare how Susan B. Anthony’s contributions to the women’s suffrage movement are depicted in each text. What additional events and changes took place in the movement after Anthony’s death?
"The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" is a document written by suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton and signed by 68 women and 32 men at the Seneca Falls Convention — the first women's rights convention. This number represents 100 people who signed the following document, out of a total of 300 people who were in attendance at the convention, showing how "The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" was controversial in its time.Pair “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “Was Hard Fight to Get Vote” and ask students to discuss how the contents of the “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” influenced the women’s suffrage movement. How did the “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” support the claim that women should have equal rights to men?