Political_Cartoon_Docs_1.docx - TEACHING GUIDE Sample Lesson Handout 1 Symbol and Metaphor The Cartoon This cartoon on the drive for womens suffrage

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TEACHING GUIDE TEACHINGHISTORY.ORG is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED-07-CO-0088). Sample Lesson – Handout 1 Symbol and Metaphor The Cartoon: This cartoon on the drive for women’s suffrage appeared along with an article in the magazine Judge , March 3, 1917. The cartoon shows four women backing the drive for female suffrage riding on a steamroller crushing rocks labeled "opposition." Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC - USZ62 - 128029 Background: By March of 1917, an energized women’s suffrage movement was in the last stages of its push to win the right to vote for all women in the United States. Women began winning voting rights in some western states in the late 1800s. The reform movement known as “Progressivism” further boosted the drive for female suffrage in the early 1900s. The effective roles women played during World War I may have finally pushed President Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to agree to back a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. The 19th amendment was passed in 1919 and sent to
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