Collections for the Classroom: Remembering the Ladies

30th Annual National Council for History Education Conference

Cleveland, Ohio
March 21, 2020

Abigail Adams’ famous eighteenth century plea to the leaders of Revolutionary America made clear that the republican ideals espoused by the patriot cause held a promise for the future of all Americans. The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments and the fight for the 19th Amendment revived this rhetoric and demonstrated how the ideas and events of the American Revolution inspired the movement for civil liberties for American women. This selection of American Revolution Institute museum and library collection items highlights the impact of the Revolution on the campaign for women’s rights.



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