Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
Intermediate, Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on the fight for women's rights in America and politics.
Women in Politics
SS.5.6.c.1 Students will examine at least one group of people such as Native Americans, African Americans, women, or another cultural, ethnic, or racial minority in the Western Hemisphere who have struggled or are struggling for equality and civil rights or sovereignty.
SS.7.7.c Women joined the movements for abolition and temperance and organized to advocate for women’s property rights, fair wages, education, and political equality.
SS.7.7.c.1 Students will examine efforts of women to acquire more rights, including Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Susan B. Anthony.
SS.8.2.e Progressive era reformers sought to address political and social issues at the local, state, and federal levels of government between 1890 and 1920. These efforts brought renewed attention to women’s rights and the suffrage movement and spurred the creation of government reform policies.
SS.8.4.e After World War I, the United States entered a period of economic prosperity and cultural change. This period is known as the Roaring Twenties. During this time, new opportunities for women were gained, and African Americans engaged in various efforts to distinguish themselves and celebrate their culture.