Learning Exercise

Anthony and Stanton and the Women's Rights Movement

This web site is based on the documentary film produced by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes for PBS. It describes the lives of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and their involvement in the Women's Rights Movement of the 19th century. The site has the additional resources of articles and essay, historical documents, biographies, suggested books, and links to related web sites.
Course: U.S. History

Based on a documentary film, this companion website offers an overview of Stanton and Anthony's lives and the women's... see more


Once the web site for Stanton and Anthony comes on the screen, Click on either
image of Stanton or Anthony (the same information appears regardless of the
image clicked). In the middle of the screen is a narrow column with three
divisions: Stanton and Anthony, Culture and Politics, Arguments and

There are twenty icons for each of the three mentioned categories: Stanton and
Anthony, Culture and Politics, Arguments and Declarations. Collect the
information for all sixty icons.

Using the information collected, write a ten-page paper explaining the
circumstances leading to Stanton and Anthony's participation in the women's
rights movement. Students will be required to provide analysis and evaluation
about the influences in both Stanton and Anthony's lives which led them to
become social revolutionaries.
Additional Information: None


Technical Notes

Students will not need to access all icons or links assosciated with this site. Only the icons Stanton and Anthony, Culture and Politics, and Arguments and Declarations will be used for this assignment.


Biographical essay writing.
Background in United States history before the Civil War.


Americas: United States, 1789-1865, Biography, Gender, Political, Social, and Women.

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with the lives of the two best known leaders in the 19th century women's rights movement and the social changes underway in the19th century that initiated the demand for gender equality.