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1. Who was the first woman on U.S. soil to publicly demand the right to vote?

a) Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman
b) Margaret Brent, a southern landowner
c) Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a northern abolitionist

2. What U.S. document defined voters as male?

a) The Declaration of Independence
b) The Bill of Rights
c) The Fourteenth Amendment

3. U.S. suffragists were inspired by the militant suffrage movement in this country:

a) Great Britain
b) Canada
c) France

. Which constitutional amendment granted U.S. women suffrage?

a) The Fifteenth Amendment
b) The Nineteenth Amendment
c) The Twenty-sixth Amendment

5. When was this amendment ratified?

a) 1904
b) 1914
c) 1920

. When did women in Puerto Rico and the Philippines -- then both U.S. territories -- achieve suffrage?

a) They had it before U.S. women
b) At the same time as U.S. women
c) About 15 years after U.S. women

7. The National Women's Party, the U.S. militant sufffrage organization founded in 1913,

a) Disbanded after suffrage was achieved.
b) Became the League of Women Voters.
c) Still advocates for women's legal equality.

Want to learn more about the suffrage movement? Here are some helpful Web sites:

Women Pioneers: Suffrages

Search the Library of Congress' digital archives for photos, narratives, news clips, bios, and conference resolutions from women suffragettes.

Women's Suffrage - Spartacus
Educational resource, offering an overview of the women's suffrage movement that originated in the 1820s. Find biographies of its leaders.

The Woman Suffrage Movement

Lesson plans and primary sources related to woman suffrage