WORKSHOPS | SPECIAL EVENTS
Expanding Democracy: Suffrage and Citizenship
July 12-16, 2010
This workshop explores key turning points and trends in the expansion of American democracy, from the extension of suffrage to all white males in the early Nineteenth
century, through the Reconstruction Amendments, the 19th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, and the 26th Amendment.
Specific topics through which we will examine who has been entitled to citizenship and voting rights historically are; Jacksonian Democracy; the expansion and
contraction of voting and citizenship
rights to African Americans during and after Reconstruction; the gendered nature of citizenship in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries; changing conceptions of "alien"
since the Nineteenth century; the impact of Empire on citizenship in America, particularly regarding Puerto Rico and Hawaii; Native American citizenship.
In keeping with the mission of our latest DOE Teaching American History
grant we will continue to
focus on how students' content area knowledge can be improved through the
implementation of literacy teaching strategies, including a new teaching component entitled, "Foundations of Good
Resources for workshop participants
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