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Sevor: Women's Rights Movement: Home/Task

Learning Target

Students will be able to select and synthesize documents relevant to the women's rights movement and make historical connections.

Task

Discuss the Women's Rights Movement.  Address the following questions:

  • How was the Women's Rights Movement representative of the Progressive Era?
  • How did Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and/or Elizabeth Cady Stanton's contributions improve the working conditions of 19th century women?
  • What happened in the Women's Movement in the years between the Seneca Falls Convention (1854) and the passage of the 19th Amendment (1920)?

Also, be sure to explain the historical circumstances surrounding the development of the event/idea as represented or discussed in the documents you select.  Also, examine and discuss the reliability of the documents selected, using evidence from your knowledge of US History and Government and class discussion.