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Teaching With Documents:
Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Photograph of Suffragist with "Kaiser Wilson" Poster

During World War I, militant suffragists, demanding that President Wilson reverse his opposition to a federal amendment, stood vigil at the White House and carried banners such as this one comparing the President to Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the heated patriotic climate of wartime, such tactics met with hostility and sometimes violence and arrest.

The Document

Photograph of Suffragist with "Kaiser Wilson" Poster

Record Group 165
Records of the War Department General and Special Staff
National Archives and Records Administration

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