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Showing Grade 11, Unit 10b, Women's Rights: 1870s - Today
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The Court and Gender

http://www.historyofsupremecourt.org/history/gender/opener.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Much of American history is the story of women struggling to gain full equality and/or equity with males in law and in life. Women are not mentioned in the U. S. Constitution, and until 1920 woman were not allowed to vote in national elections. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution protected voting for African-American males as U. S. citizens but not for female citizens, white or black. For the first 150 years of U. S. history, women were treated in law and by the Supreme Court as inferior to men and as so fundamentally different from men that they required protection in the workplace and the family. This article summarizes that history. Standards 11.5.4, 11.10.7, and 12.5.1

Comments: This is part of the History of the Supreme Court site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3795

Women in Congress

http://womenincongress.house.gov/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Since 1917, when Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to serve in Congress, 241 more women have served as U.S. Representatives or Senators. This website, based on the book Women in Congress, 1917?2006, contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member, including rare photos. Standards 11.10.6, 12.4.3, and 12.4.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3812

Women's History in America

http://www.wic.org/misc/history.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Presented by Women's International Center, this site gives an overview of the attitudes toward women, the legal status of women, early working conditions for women and women in reform movements. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Comments: No graphics. Content covers from ancient times to the early 20th century.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3501

Women's Suffrage Broadsides

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/docs_archive/docs_archive_WomensSuffrage.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: A host of events at the turn of the century contributed to the success of women's suffrage. Spearheaded by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the national organization that led multiple local associations, the movement steadily expanded in the early 1900s. At the urging of President Woodrow Wilson, the Senate approved a women's suffrage amendment in 1919 and sent it to the states for approval. That approval came in 1920 and the Nineteenth Amendment became law in time for women to vote in the November 1920 presidential election. After decades of combating opposition from without and apathy from within, the movement had finally achieved its goal. The broadsides here suggest that some of the traditional perceptions of women and their domestic roles helped pave women?s path to the polls. Standard 11.10.7

Comments: This Gilder Lehrman site offers transcripts, discussion questions, and an introduction to support understanding of the documents.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3733

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena

http://www.auaa.org/library/adarand.htmhttp://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1841.ZO.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Read the landmark decision from the Supreme Court on women and minorities failure to break through discrimination in the workplace. Standard 11.10.7.

Comments: This case is referenced in the standards and framework.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 83

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1841.ZS.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Read the landmark decision from the Supreme Court on women and minorities failure to break through discrimination in the workplace. Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This case is referenced in the standards and framework.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 84

Dorothea Dix

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Instructional/Resources/Lessons/Lessons_List.asp?action=showDetails&id=39&ref=showCatD&catId=5

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: In a time when women could be jailed for voting in the U.S., this indefatigable writer, speaker, and petitioner Dorothea Dix forever changed the way Americans care for the mentally ill. This brief biography from the Bill of Rights Institute challenges students to answer the questions: Why did Dorothea Dix become a crusader for the mentally ill? How did Dix go about her quest to bring about change for the treatment of the mentally ill? How did Dix exemplify the civic values of courage, industry, and perseverance? Standard 11.10.7

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3760

Ida B. Wells and Her Passion for Justice

http://www.duke.edu/~ldbaker/classes/AAIH/caaih/ibwells/ibwbkgrd.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a brief biography of Ida B. Wells with photograph. She was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of human rights. Standard 8.12.0, 11.2.9 and 11.10.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1667

Living the Legacy: Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998

http://www.Legacy98.org/move-hist.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This multipage text provides information about the history of the Women's Rights Movement from 1848 to the present. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Comments: The information is clear and well written but would have been greatly enhanced by pictures and more primary materials.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2005

Susan B. Anthony

http://inform.umd.edu/Pictures/WomensStudies/PictureGallery/anthony.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a brief biography of Susan B. Anthony with a portrait included. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2896

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