The Audacity of a Vote: Susan B. Anthony's Arrest


In this lesson, students analyze a daring challenge to the legal and social order of the time: Susan B. Anthony’s casting of an illegal ballot in the 1872 presidential election. At a time when voter suppression, gerrymandering, and election interference dominate the headlines, this lesson prompts students to draw connections between the past and present, especially around acts of civil disobedience, the role of voting in a democracy, and the meaning of equality.

A complete 50-minute downloadable lesson plan titled "The Audacity of a Vote: Susan B. Anthony's Arrest", including notes, text, and teacher resources.



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