Getting Women the Vote—Two Strategies
Here you will focus on the approaches of two organizations and some names associated with each. These are the NAWSA (National American Woman Suffrage Association; later the League of Women Voters) and the NWP (National Women’s Party). You will identify the strategic approach and key players in each as they pursued the common goal of getting women the right to vote. One might find virtues, problems and successes associated with both strategies. You might see elements of each in strategies of later leaders and related issues even today.
In your introduction section, complete each step listed in the bullets below. Your answer should be one paragraph in length:
- Identify the two different approaches that you will discuss—including people, organizations, and strategies.
- Describe what you will cover in the paper.
HISTORY AND ISSUES
In two paragraphs, describe briefly the development of each view or strategy, any key people or events, and any “success” either side had in seeing that view come to pass.
In your comparison paragraph, evaluate what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each view, and the impact of each in that period of history. Explain which approach you favor and why?
In your conclusion paragraph, identify similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.