A. Women's History Month

At the turn of the 20th century, women in the United States could not vote. A political party promoted National Women's Day as a day to protest for women's rights, particularly the right to vote. On February 23, 1909, over 2,000 men and women attended the first National Women's Day rally in New York. The success of the event inspired other countries to participate, and National Women's Day became International Women's Day in 1911.

Schools around the country celebrate Women's History Month every March!

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The 19th Amendment | Periscope
The 19th Amendment | Periscope

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Women celebrate the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The amendment allowed them the right to vote for the first time. Photo courtesy: Business and Professional Women
Women's History in Education | Periscope
Women's History in Education | Periscope

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As women's events such as International Women's Day became more widely observed, many educators believed that the role of women in history textbooks and instruction deserved more attention. In March...