Votes for Women

Women in the Political World Today

In this lesson, students will discuss the impact of the Nineteenth Amendment on American Society and understand the variety of issues of concern for women today. Students will evaluate trends in reform movements towards equality in the twentieth century.

Founding Principles

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Consent of the Governed

The government's power is only justified when its power comes from the will or approval of the people.

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Equal Protection

The principle of equal justice under law means that every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law. There are no individuals or groups who are born with the right to rule over others.

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Equality

Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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Individual Responsibility

Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.

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Liberty

Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

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Rule of Law

Government and citizens all abide by the same laws regardless of political power. Those laws respect individual rights, are transparently enacted, are justly applied, and are stable.

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