On to Victory!
Instructions: You are meeting at the turn of the 20th century to advise the women's movement on how best to campaign to win the vote. Remember as you write your campaign that you must remain in the early 20th century—no Internet campaigns, no referring to 21st century perceptions of women.
Use Women's Suffrage Chronology and Debating Suffrage to develop an overview of the strategies and tactics suffragists used in the past, and to understand the arguments for and against suffrage. Then develop your campaign recommendations. The campaign must include strategy and detailed tactics. You will have five minutes to present your campaign to the class. Be prepared to defend your recommendations.
Best Strategy (state-by-state; federal amendment; both):
Recommended Tactics (lobbying Congress, letter writing, alliances with other organizations, etc. Remember that you must address arguments against suffrage to further your campaign.)
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Publication information: Book title: Using Deliberative Techniques to Teach United States History. Contributors: Eleanora Von Dehsen - Author, Nancy Claxton - Author. Publisher: International Debate Education Association. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2009. Page number: 157.
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