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Petition from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony, House of Representatives, 1874
Handwritten copy of petition from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to the House of Representatives, Jan. 1874
Instruct each student to identify a modern issue about which he/she has strong feelings. Have students brainstorm ways to have their opinions heard and the effectiveness of each method. Then have students research the names of any organizations that might champion their cause, and write a letter expressing their ideas and opinion on the topic they have selected, then mail the letter.
2. Discuss ways that Stanton and Anthony might use to spread their message if they existed in modern times. How might having a Twitter account or Facebook page, for example, have helped or harmed their crusade?