This assignment asks you to demonstrate the course competency of Global Perspective by
constructing an evidence-based argument that integrates multiple perspectives on an issue in
Modern US History. The ability to understand different perspectives is not only a critical
skill for historians, it is a skill that is essential to functioning as a well-informed citizen in
society today. This assignment asks you to create a dialog between two historical figures for
the purpose of better understanding diverse historical perspectives.
The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to
your success in this course / in school / in this field / in professional life beyond school:
• Devise a hypothetical dialog between two historical figures on an important issue or even in
modern U.S. history
• Reconstruct each figure's perspective on the issue and distill their key arguments in your own
• Use primary sources together with prior knowledge to engage in critical thinking about the
figures and the topic.
First, read and take notes on the following two newsletters, paying attention to similarities
and differences on the issue of women's suffrage.
• "The Remonstrance against Woman Suffrage." Remonstrance (1920): . Nineteenth Century
Collections Online (accessed May 14,
ark-NCCO&xid=759775d7 . Click Here To Download a PDF
• "The Suffragist." The Suffragist VII, no. 37 (1919). Nineteenth Century Collections Online
(accessed May 14,
ark-NCCO&xid=637f2438. Click Here to Download a PDF.
Then, write a letter exchange or spoken dialog between two women in 1920 on opposite
sides of the women's suffrage issue. Creatively explain who the women are and how they are
related. Perhaps they are a mother and daughter, two friends, pen pals, or sisters. Regardless
of their relationship, they are on opposite sides of this issue. Write a dialog in which each
woman attempts to persuade the other to change their mind on the issue of suffrage. Write
either at least 4 short letters (1 paragraph each) or 300-400 words of dialog.
Note: This assignment includes documents with complex images or text that are not
accessible when utilizing assistive technology. Should you require accommodation, please
reach out to your instructor via Canvas message at least one week in advance so that we can
work out alternate sources.
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