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National History Day: Suffrage Movement, 1848-1919

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes.

This collection focuses on milestones and important figures in the American Suffrage Movement, beginning at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and leading up to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919. Resources include lesson plans, photographs, videos, objects, articles, and more. This collection is part of the larger collection, Taking a Stand: Women's Rights. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tiles for summaries of section resources.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.

This collection was created in collaboration with EDSITEment, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tags: women's rights; woman; female; feminism; feminist; suffrage; suffragette; protest; reform; civil rights; equal rights; susan b anthony; elizabeth cady stanton; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017, #BecauseOfHerStory

Photograph: Suffragist with banner

National Museum of American History

Lucretia Coffin Mott

National Portrait Gallery

Lucretia Mott, Daguerreotype Portrait

National Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

National Portrait Gallery

Declaration of Sentiments Table, 1848

National Museum of American History

Susan B. Anthony

National Portrait Gallery

Susan B. Anthony

National Portrait Gallery

Susan B. Anthony Inkstand

National Museum of American History

Susan B. Anthony’s Shawl

National Museum of American History

Susan B. Anthony’s Gavel, 1888

National Museum of American History

Woman Suffrage Postcard

National Museum of American History

50c Lucy Stone single

National Postal Museum

Jane Addams

National Portrait Gallery

Laura Clay

National Portrait Gallery

Alice Paul

National Portrait Gallery

Alice Paul with Suffrage Banner, 1920

National Museum of American History

Julia Ward Howe

National Portrait Gallery

Mary Ashton Rice Livermore

National Portrait Gallery

Jeannette Pickering Rankin

National Portrait Gallery

Belva Ann Lockwood

National Portrait Gallery

Our Next President

National Portrait Gallery

Carrie Chapman Catt

National Portrait Gallery

Anna Howard Shaw

National Portrait Gallery

May Gorslin Preston Slosson (1858-1943)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Photograph: Suffrage Procession, 1917

National Museum of American History

The Suffragist, June 23, 1917

National Museum of American History

The Suffragist, June 14, 1919

National Museum of American History

Woman Suffrage Postcard, 1911

National Museum of American History

Woman Suffrage Postcard

National Museum of American History