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Women's Movements

Women's Movements

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Women's MovementsTeacher Pass

Teaching Women's Movements Teacher Pass includes:

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  • Discussion & Essay Questions
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  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. Big Picture
    • Does it seem curious or logical that many feminists did not place securing the vote at the top of their reform agenda?
      • Was this rooted in a pragmatic assessment of the political possibilities?
      • Were other reforms more compelling?
      • Did they fell unprepared or unsuited for political participation?
    • How important is the right to vote to social and economic advancement?
    • Do you think the women's movement was ever a majority movement?
      • Did the majority of all American women support the women's movement?
      • Did the majority benefit from the achievements of the movement?