This worksheet helps students analyze an 1879 petition from men and women in Massachusetts asking for women's right to vote.
This worksheet helps students analyze photographs of radical suffragists demonstrating for the right to vote.
This worksheet helps students analyze a 1920 photograph of Alice Paul and other suffragists hanging the ratification banner in Washington, D.C.
In 1841, English author Charles Dickens toured the United States. Dickens was known for his sympathetic depictions of the poor and working-class residents of English cities. However, American Notes, which he wrote about his time in the U.S. attacked nearly every aspect of American life.
This worksheet helps students analyze Charles Dickens' observations about the Five Points neighborhood during his 1841 visit to the United States.
This worksheet helps students analyze Davy Crockett's 1834 recollections of a visit to Five Points in New York City.
Starting in the 1820s, a group of business owners built textile mills in New England, where for the first time, people could use machines to weave cotton into cloth. The first factories recruited women from rural New England as their labor force. These young women, far from home, lived in boardinghouses next to the mills. In 1834 and 1836, the mill…