Collections for the Classroom: Social Movements and the Legacy of the American Revolution

100th Annual National Council for the Social Studies Conference

December 6, 2020

The ideals articulated by the American Revolution–liberty, equality, civic responsibility and natural and civil rights–have been thoughtfully examined and refined by social change in America over the past 100 years. Participants will engage with primary source manuscripts, prints and engravings, and material objects to analyze the connection between the ideals of the revolutionary generation and the figures and rhetoric invoked by those leading the fight for the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 as well as the struggle for civil rights in the nineteenth century.



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