Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Legacy of Women's Suffrage

Elisabeth Griffith on Women's Suffrage

Historian Elisabeth Griffith discusses the legacy of the 19th amendment and the history of women in American politics.

Description

Historian Elisabeth Griffith discusses the legacy of the 19th amendment and the history of women in American politics. She discusses the different avenues various activist groups went down to achieve the right to vote as well as the disagreements these groups encountered.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What examples of women's rights coalitions does Griffith give?
  • In what ways have women been involved in political action throughout U.S. history, according to Griffith?
  • What disagreements did different women's rights group have during the suffrage movement?
  • What does Griffith suggest may help to create "an equal rights reality?"
  • How does Griffith compare and contrast the rights of women in colonial America and modern America?

Additional Resources

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Anita Hill
  • Clarence Thomas
  • Coalition
  • Emily

Topics

Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesU.S. History

Grades

High SchoolUniversity