Women's Independence Day

Texas House Bill 67 calls for August 26th to be celebrated as Women's Independence Day. It was on this day in 1920 that the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became a law, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

Listed below is a series of websites:

19th Amendment http://www.tnfrw.org/amend.htm

Women's Suffrage http://www.blueshoenashville.com/suffragehistory.html

Suffrage History Votes for Women Texas Suffrage Women's Movement: An online exhibit http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/suffrage/

Women's Suffrage Broadside http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/suffrage/victory/txamend.html

United Department of State Internal Information Program National Archives online exhibit on the 19th Amendment: http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/women/history/

Teaching With Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/

"Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less" Grades 9-12 The Suffrage Movement from 1840-1920 Women obtained the right to vote nationwide in 1920. http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/99/suffrage/intro.html

Before 1920, only criminals, the insane, Native Americans, and women were denied the vote. The modern woman's suffrage movement began in the 1840s with the Seneca Falls Convention. You've come a long way, baby. How did it happen and why?

Library of Congress Resources: Voices for Votes: Suffrage Strategies Grades 4-6 http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/00/suffrage/index.html

Students examine a variety of primary source documents related to the women's suffrage movement. They identify different methods people used to influence and change attitudes and beliefs about suffrage for women. Students then create original documents encouraging citizens to vote in current elections.

Women of the West Museum http://www.museumoftheamericanwest.org/explore/exhibits/suffrage/

Women of the American West led the nation and the world into the struggle for female voting rights, known as the "suffrage movement." This remarkable suffrage success story began in 1869, when Wyoming Territory approved full and equal suffrage for scarcely one thousand women. Contagious excitement for women's rights spread quickly across the Rocky Mountain landscape. "This Shall be the Land for Women!" cheered western journalist Caroline Nichols Churchill upon Colorado's stunning victory by popular vote in 1893.

National Women's History Project:http://www.nwhp.org/

The Gale Group's free online biographies of significant women: http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/whm/bio/index.htm

The History Channel: Women's History Month http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/womenhist/

National Women's Hall of Fame: http://www.greatwomen.org/home.php

National Women's History Museum: http://www.nmwh.org/

Women in the Civil War, online exhibit hosted by Duke University: http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/collections/civil-war-women.html

Department of Defense Women in military history site: http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/womenshistory/

National Park Services Women's History Month information (place based learning) http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/feature/wom/

Library of Congress Votes For Women online exhibit: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vfwhtml/vfwhome.html

Library of Congress Women to the Front: Journalists, Photographers and Broadcasters during WW II: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html

Scholastic's free online site on Women that Changed History:http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/women/

Family Education Network's Women History page: http://www.familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,1-5181,00.html

Distinguished Women Biographies: http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/

National Archives online exhibit on the 19th Amendment: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/index.html

US Gov. 100 milestone documents:http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=63