Women's Suffrage Movement Analysis

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Summary
The thematic unit “Voting Rights: The Evolution of Equal Voting Right in the United States” is about how U.S citizens earned their right to vote. Ideally, all people should have had voting right at the same time. However, certain people were able to vote before others, and certain groups had to fight for their right to vote. This thematic unit serves to teach young students the value in voting, and how certain people had to struggle to earn the right to vote. This unit will take about 6 weeks, and is designed for 3rd grade students. The disciplines included in this unit are civics and government, reading, social studies and writing.
Rationale
The United States recognizes people as an adult at the age of eighteen. As an adult, and U.S
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These two movements demonstrate how woman and African Americans had to fight to be able to vote. The history and reasoning for these two movements will be embedded throughout the unit, and across disciplines. Since this thematic unit is aimed for elementary school, the explanations of the movements will be age appropriate.

Women’s Suffrage Movement
The Women’s Suffrage Movement addressed equal rights for women. The movement started as a convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention discussed the rights of women, and decided women needed to have a political identity. On August 26, 1920 the 19th amendment was added to the constitution, which said no one should be denied the right to vote based on sex. After 72 years of protests, rallies and marches, women were finally guaranteed the right to vote (The fight for women’s suffrage 2009 & The 19th amendment n.d).

Freedom
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This campaign was aimed to register African Americans in Mississippi because of the low number of registered black voters. Freedom Summer was organized by the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The volunteers of the campaign were African American and white college students from the north. As expected, the volunteers faced backlash and harassment from the white population of Mississippi. Locals, police and the Ku Klux Klan also attacked and terrorized these young volunteers (Freedom summer
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