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“Remember the Ladies” Women in the Curriculum

The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education.

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In March 1776, Abigail Adams implored her husband John to “…remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors….” This plea, unfortunately, did not affect the practical political behavior of John Adams and other founders of the United States. It was not until the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in 1919 that women throughout the United States gained a fundamental right of citizenship: the right to vote for representation in government. Continue reading »