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Name:__________________________________________________________________________ Period:_________ Date:____________________ Analyzing Texts: Carrie Chapman Catt Carrie Chapman Catt was a leader in the Women’s Suffrage Movement that eventually achieved the 19 th Amendment that guarantees women the right to vote. Though several states had passed suffrage amendments for their own elections, the 19 th Amendment had not yet been ratified when Catt (CCC) addressed the all-male Congress in November 1917 on the issue. Woman suffrage is inevitable. Suffragists knew it before November 4, 1917; opponents afterward. Three distinct causes made it inevitable. What shared values does CCC appeal to in her audience in paragraph 2? What effect would referencing these two presidents have on her audience?
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With such a history behind it, how can our nation escape the logic it has never failed to follow, when its last un- enfranchised class calls for the vote? Behold our Uncle Sam floating the banner with one hand, "Taxation without representation is tyranny," and with the other seizing the billions of dollars paid in taxes by women to whom he refuses "representation." Behold him again, welcoming the boys of twenty-one and the newly made immigrant citizen to "a voice in their own government" while he denies that

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