The Right to Vote about Women and Gender Please answer the following questions/prompts in an informal, 1-page (maximum) essay. Please use 12-point font, double spacing, and 1-inch margins:
Why did Jane Addams believe that women should have the right to vote?
Were her arguments in favor of women’s voting rights similar to or different from those of other suffragettes?
How did Addams use pre-existing ideas about women and gender to make her case?
Compare and contrast Addams’s appeal for reform with Upton Sinclair’s in The Jungle.
Please conclude your essay with at least one question for discussion. Choose a question that you think will both enlighten and enliven your discussion section.
Grades for this essay will be based on the following criteria:
Does the student answer each of the questions/prompts in a satisfactory and convincing manner?
Does the student include evidence to support his/her interpretations?
Has the student carefully read and thought about the text and its significance?
Has the student considered the broader context of the source(s)?
Has the student clearly communicated his/her ideas?
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