Even though my children are no longer school-age, I can tell when teachers start returning to the classroom by looking at my website visits! Hope you have a great school year. Tell me what you’re looking forward to most by replying to this email.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Women’s Suffrage Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Women’s right to vote (known as suffrage) was fought for for more than fifty years, until the Nineteenth Amendment become national law on August 26, 1920. The idea began to gather steam at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in New York, and then again two years later at the National Women’s Rights Convention in Massachusetts. In 1869, the first two national suffrage organizations were established. One led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the other by Lucy Stone. Years later in 1890, under Anthony’s leadership, the two competing organizations merged and became the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The Atlantic: 100 Years Ago, The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade
Learn about milestones in the fight for suffrage with this gallery of annotated photos from The Atlantic. “At an open air meeting in Washington, District of Columbia, in March of 1913, calling upon Congress to pass the national woman suffrage amendment. This photograph shows Mrs. John Rogers, sister-in-law of former Secretary of War, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage, speaking in front of old Corcoran Art Gallery.”
Crusade for the Vote
Crusade for the Vote, a project of the Women’s History Museum, is my Women’s Suffrage pick of the week. Highlights include primary sources, a timeline, resources for teachers, and (of course) many illustrated articles about the history of the American suffrage and anti-suffrage movements. “In the 1860s, opponents of woman suffrage began to organize locally. Massachusetts was home to leading suffrage advocates, and it was also one of the first states with an organized anti-suffrage group. In the 1880s, anti-suffrage activists joined together and eventually became known as the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women.”
EDSITEment: Women’s Suffrage: Why the West First?
It was 1920 when Congress approved the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in all states. But Wyoming and eight other western states granted women voting rights as many as fifty years earlier. Why was that? Explore more with this online lesson. In the introduction, there is a link to another, more general EDSITEment lesson: Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage.
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Women’s Suffrage Printable
Women’s Suffrage Wikipedia Printable
Susan B. Anthony Printable
Women’s History Month Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton ~~ (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) Founding Father of the United States, first Secretary of the Treasury (under President George Washington), the founder of U.S. financial system, Father of the United States Coast Guard, and founder of The New York Post. Start your search for more quotes at Lightafire.com at Alexander Hamilton’s page.
Surfing the Calendar
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Aug 18, 1774
Nineteenth Amendment Ratified Aug 18, 1920
Paula Danziger’s Birthday Aug 18, 1945
Orville Wright’s Birthday Aug 19, 1871
National Aviation Day Aug 19, 2019
Great American Solar Eclipse Aug 21, 2017
Monarch Butterfly Fall Migration Begins Aug 22, 2019
National Honey Bee Day Aug 17, 2019
Astronomers Demote Pluto to Dwarf Planet Aug 24, 2006
National Park Service Established Aug 25, 1916
“Wizard of Oz” film Released Aug 25, 1939
First Landfall of Hurricane Katrina Aug 25, 2005
19th Amendment Signed into Law Aug 26, 1920
National Dog Day Aug 26, 2019
Women’s Equality Day Aug 26, 2019