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1 Think about it… Who are these two women? What did they do?

2 Today’s Question: Who was Sojourner Truth?

3 Today’s Activities: 1.Read Aloud 2.Take notes and discuss Sojourner Truth 3.What famous speech did Sojourner Truth give? 4.5 minute break 5.Review for test

4 Sojourner Truth 1797-1883

5 “We’ll have our rights. See if we don’t. And you can’t stop us from them. See if you can. You may hiss as much as you like. But it’s comin’.” --Sojourner Truth












17 Early Life Sojourner Truth was born a _______. In 1826, she ______ from slavery with her infant daughter.

18 Sojourner of Truth Once free, she changed her name to __________ ________. She traveled the country and spoke about the unfair treatment of ________ ________ and ________. In 1851, she attended a women’s rights convention in Akron Ohio. There, she gave her famous speech: “Ain’t I a ______?

19 Ain’t I a Woman? “Well children…where there is so much racket, there must be somethin’ out of kilter. I think that twix the negros of the south and the women at the north all talkin’ about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman? --Sojourner Truth


21 Ain’t I a woman? 1.What catchy phrase did Sojourner use to draw listeners in? 2.What was the main purpose of her speech? What was she trying to tell the audience?

22 Sojourner Truth 1797-1883

23 What would you say to the women’s convention?? Write a speech that you would give at a women’s right’s convention. You may write it from the perspective of someone living in the 1800s or someone living today. In 15 minutes, we will stop and review for our test. If you are not finished, we will continue to work next class

24 Speech writer’s workshop: 1.What catchy phrases would help draw the listener in? 2.What main points should we make in our speeches?


26 Review Questions: With your team: Answer as many questions as you can in 10 minutes! The number of questions you get right will be the number of points you start out with in TRASH CAN BASKETBALL!

27 Trash Can Basketball:

28 Which territory was added to the United States after it became an independent republic?

29 What territory is in aqua?

30 Which territory was divided by the United States and Great Britain?

31 War with Mexico resulted in which territory becoming part of the United States?

32 Spain gave what territory to the United States through a treaty?

33 What territory is in orange?

34 Jefferson bought what land from France?

35 Who explored the Louisiana territory?

36 What territory is in green?

37 What is Manifest Destiny?

38 Name 2 reasons why people moved west.

39 One reason people moved west is because _________ was becoming cheaper and faster.

40 Name 2 trails people took traveling west.

41 Prior to the Civil War, most industrialization took place where?

42 New inventions produced in the North, had an impact on the farming society where?

43 Which invention provided faster land transportation?

44 Who improved the steamboat?

45 Who invented the cotton gin?

46 What effect did the cotton gin have on the slave population of the south?

47 Who invented the reaper?

48 What is an entrepreneur?

49 What did abolitionists do?

50 Abolitionists demanded the ________ freeing of slaves

51 Who wrote The Liberator?

52 Who wrote The North Star?

53 During the 1800s, women were denied certain rights. Name 2 rights.

54 Name 2 important leaders of the women’s suffrage movement.

55 Name the former enslaved African American who was a nationally known advocate for equality and justice.

56 Who was president when the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution?

57 Who was president during the War of 1812?

58 What did the Monroe Doctrine do?

59 Who was Benjamin Banneker?

60 A two party system emerged during the presidency of…?

61 Which abolitionist wrote The Liberator?

62 Who wrote the North Star?

63 What is Harriet Tubman known for?

64 Name two economic reasons why people moved west.

65 Name one geographic reason that made it easier for people to travel west.

66 Who invented the Cotton Gin?

67 Who invented (improved) the steamboat?

68 People working to end slavery were called…

69 The suffrage movement helped women gain…

70 What is the name of the first document that established the laws for the United States?

71 Who wrote the Bill of Rights?

72 Who wrote the VA Statute for Religious Freedom?

73 Name 2 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

74 What document declared independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War?

75 Who explored the Louisiana Territory?

76 What is the name of Lewis and Clark’s Native American guide?

77 The United States acquired what territory after it became an independent country?

78 Who is the head of the executive branch of government?

79 Which territory was gained through a treaty with Spain?

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