American History

Read: Carrie Chapman Catt, Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage (1917)

Paragraph 1: Why does Catt claim that denying women the right to vote violates the principle of democracy? Can this relate to any other groups besides women?

Read: Rubie Bond, The Great Migration (1917)

Paragraph 2: What are the most important reasons for the family’s decisions to move to Beloit?

Paragraph 3: What do these recollections tell us about limitations on the freedom Blacks enjoyed in the early-twentieth-century South?

Read: Marcus Garvey on Africa for the Africans (1921)

Paragraph 4: How does Garvey define Black freedom? How do you think Garvey felt that African independence would benefit Black Americans?

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