Women’s Suffrage

Women's Suffrage

This Library of Congress Student Discovery Set is here to put history into your hands. It brings together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents from the collections of the Library of Congress. Interactive tools let you zoom in for close examination, draw to highlight interesting details, and make notes about what you discover. There’s no single right answer, only new discoveries to be made.

In the decades around the turn of the 20th century, a movement of dedicated activists secured voting rights for women and helped define new possibilities for women’s participation in the public sphere. Sheet music, photographs, letters and maps help students better understand the women’s suffrage movement and the strategies that brought it to victory. 

This set is intended for open-ended primary source analysis by students. A Teacher’s Guide with background information, teaching ideas, and additional resources is available on the Library’s Web site for teachers, loc.gov/teachers.

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