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Equal Justice For All: The 19th Amendment

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    "The business of America is business."

    - President Calvin Coolidge

    In this assignment you will explore primary sources offered in the National Archives and answer questions about these sources. Answer each of the questions below and submit as the assignment for this lesson.

    Exhibit #1: Teaching with Documents: Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Resolution

    1.What was the goal of the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls?

    2.How did the 15th Amendment partially fulfill this goal?

    Exhibit #2: Petition to Congress

    3.What did the petition for Congress in December 1871 ask Congress to do?

    4.Who signed it and what organization did they establish in 1869?

    Exhibit #3 :Susan B. Anthony's Petition to Congress

    1. What tactic did Susan B. Anthony use to gain advances in women's suffrage?

    Exhibit #4:Kaiser Wilhem-President Wilson Comparison Poster

    6.Review the photograph of a suffragist with the poster. Click on the photograph for an enlarged view. What does the poster mean when it says "take the beam out of your own eye"?

    7.According to the poster, how many women are denied the right to vote?

    8.According to suffragists, how is President Wilson similar to Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany?

    Exhibit #5:Ratification of 19th Amendment

    9.How did the House of Representatives and the Senate vote on the 19th Amendment in 1919?

          10.Review the text of the 19th Amendment. What is the exact wording of the two-sentence amendment?       When was it signed and dated?

    Submit your answers to the questions above on the next page.