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Mock Trial Centers on Women’s Suffrage

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Mr. Tesoriero’s U.S. History students took on the role of lawyers, judges and women’s rights activists, such as Susan B. Anthony, in a mock trial centered around the 14th and 15th Amendments and the women’s suffrage movement. Students had time to prepare their arguments and stance on Constitutional interpretation and then present their arguments to the class. With that, they were able to build on each other’s presentations and develop a claim surrounding the 14th Amendment and the idea of universal suffrage.