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1n 1917, a group of women began a protest in front of the White House. The women were members of the National Woman's Party (NWP), and each day they came from their headquarters on Lafayette Square to demand that President Woodrow Wilson help them get all American women the right to vote. They continued their protests even after the United States entered World War I, and they remained resolute in the face of increasing adversity. Their story is the focus of this Teaching with Historic Places Lesson plan, and it is designed to be used in a range of educational settings. The National Park Service created the plan, and it contains primary source materials that include newspaper articles, photographs from the protests, and maps of the areas around the White House and Lafayette Park. Additionally, the site contains a "Putting it Together: Activities" section with thoughtful activities that teachers can us as they see fit.
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