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The English word migration derives from the Latin verb migrate, meaning “to move from one place to another.” Migration may mean either a temporary or a permanent change of residence by one person or by a group of people.
Two other words associated with migration are “emigrant” and “immigrant.” An immigrant is someone who leaves one place for another. An immigrant is a person who comes into one country from another. Thus, a person who migrates to the United States from England is an immigrant from England and an immigrant to the United States.
The United States represents a series of ideals. For most of those who have come to its shores, it means the ideal of freedom—the right to worship as one chooses, to seek a job appropriate to one's skills and interests, to be judged equally before the law. It means the ideal of the frontier, of overcoming obstacles—taming the West, curing diseases, voyaging to the planets. It means the ideal of progress—that personal life and political, social, and economic institutions will improve through hard work, fair play, and honest endeavor. It means the ideal of democracy—the right to be heard as an individual, the right to cast a ballot in a free election, the right to dream of a better life and to work toward one's goals.
View the portraits and read the biographical details of the leaders of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. This is a perfect resource to use for Women's History Month (March).
Susan B. Anthony
Fought for equal pay for women teachers, for coeducation, and for college training for girls
Organized the first woman's temperance association, the Daughters of Temperance
A timeline of events in the history of women's suffrage in America: key 19th and 20th-century events leading to women winning the vote.
New England Woman Suffrage Association founded to focus on woman suffrage; dissolves in a split in just another year.
15th Amendment ratified, adding the word "male" to the Constitution for the first time.
January 8: the first issue of The Revolution appeared.
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