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American history play: the road to women's rights.

* Objectives

* Consider some of the extraordinary efforts and the length of time it took for American women to secure the right to vote.

* Practice reading aloud.

* Rapid Review

* The list of "complaints" against men's treatment of women that was read at the 1848 women's rights convention was modeled on what historic document? (the Declaration of Independence)

* Which resolution presented at the Seneca Falls convention did Elizabeth Cady Stanton's husband and Lucretia Mott object to? (the one calling for women's right to vote)

* How many signers of the Seneca Falls Declaration lived to see women win the vote in 1920? (one -- Charlotte Woodward)

* Who was the first woman to serve as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court? (Sandra Day O'Connor)

* What place in history does Geraldine Ferraro hold? (first female candidate for Vice President for a major U.S. political party)

* Which constitutional amendment secured the right to vote for American women? (19th)

* Thirty-Nine Powerful Words

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified on August 18, 1920, says, in full:

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

RELATED ARTICLE: WEB LINKS

The Declaration of Sentiments: ecssba.rutgers.edu/docs/seneca.html

Not for Ourselves Alone: pbs.org/stantonanthony (Click anywhere on the left-side panel to start the video.)

The Seneca Falls Convention: npg.si.edu/col/seneca/senfalls1.htm

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American history play: the road to women's rights (pp. 16-19)

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