Chapter 13

Chapter 13: An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform

Research Topics

Woman’s Suffrage

Overview

What were the arguments for and against providing women the right to vote

Voting is an essential right in a democracy. However, for much of U.S. history women did not have the right to vote. In the mid-nineteenth century some women began to demand that right. It was not until 1920, with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment that woman's suffrage became constitutionally protected.

Sources

Choose from the following titles:

  1. Universal Suffrage (1848)
  2. Thomas Dorr on Universal Suffrage (1824)
  3. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848), Seneca Falls Convention
  4. Women's Suffrage (1830)
  5. Photograph: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
  6. Illustration: Women voting, 1879
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