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Interactive video lesson plan for: Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

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In which John Green finally gets around to talking about some women's history. In the 19th Century, the United States was changing rapidly, as we noted in the recent Market Revolution and Reform Movements episodes. Things were also in a state of flux for women. The reform movements, which were in large part driven by women, gave these self-same women the idea that they could work on their own behalf, and radically improve the state of their own lives. So, while these women were working on prison reform, education reform, and abolition, they also started talking about equal rights, universal suffrage, temperance, and fair pay. Women like Susan B. Anthony, Carry Nation, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Grimkés, and Lucretia Mott strove tirelessly to improve the lot of American women, and it worked, eventually. John will teach you about the Christian Temperance Union, the Seneca Falls Convention, the Declaration of Sentiments, and a whole bunch of other stuff that made life better for women.

Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. Few women were as vocal for women's rights during the 19th century than Susan B. Anthony. She worked for women's rights to vote alongside great women like Sojourner Truth, who stressed the importance of intersectional feminism in her influential speech “Ain't I a Woman?” These women faced fierce opposition to the the women's rights movement however, and would not see women get the right to vote in their lifetime. Read Truth's speech here: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/ain-t-i-a-woman

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