Legislative Branch

June Feature: Congress and Woman Suffrage

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Center for Legislative Archives is featuring its new lesson plan "Woman's Place in America: Congress and Woman Suffrage."

This lesson uses primary sources from the Center for Legislative Archives and the National Archives to engage students in studying the Progressive Era issue of woman suffrage. It features petitions, correspondence, and legislative records sent to Congress as it debated suffrage prior to passage of the 19th Amendment.

The Guiding Questions for the lesson is "How do these sources contrast visions of America and woman’s place in it?"

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Researching Congressional Records

While congressional publications can be found nationwide, the Center's combination of publications and unpublished committee records make our holdings unique. Visit our Research Portal to get started with your congressional research.

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Educational Resources

Students Learning

Our educational resources are designed to assist teachers with using primary source materials to integrate Congress into history, government, and civics classes.

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