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Fighting for the Vote - Women's Suffrage in America

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Fighting for the Vote - Women's Suffrage in America is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 7:Love's Sweet Song in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 11 of Volume 1. It has a run-time of 31 minutes, 29 seconds.

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At the birth of the United States, the Declaration of Independence affirmed the principles and intentions of the country's founders. But when the nation was born, the principles applied almost exclusively to taxpaying property-owning white men. Only they were guaranteed suffrage: the right to vote. The majority of the population could not participate in the government, but that would change. The struggle for women's suffrage in the United States was nothing less than a social revolution. It challenged the established roles of men and women and held the government accountable to the principles on which the country had been founded: liberty and equality for all. Yet few Americans are aware of the effort that the struggle for women's suffrage entailed.


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Produced and Written by Adam Sternberg and Lisa Clark.

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