Citizen’s Topics

The following are source documents which cover Citizen’s Topics. They are intended to be used for teaching New Mexico history.

  • Women’s Suffrage

    • Women and Politics
      Newspaper Article - Roswell Daily Record
      The article discusses activities following the ratification of the 19th amendment to give women the right to vote. The effective date of ratification was Ausust 26,
  • Women’s Emergence in Work Force

    • Women's movement twists traditions
      Newspaper Article - Las Vegas Optic
      This article describes describes the emergence of women into the workforce for that time. It documents experiences of women during this
  • Native Americans get to Vote

    • Indian Ruling Boosts Vote
      Newspaper Article - Clovis News Journal
      The short article documents the fact that Indians now have the right to vote. The revised status was based on a court
  • Multi-cultural Assimilation

    • ARTICLE XII, Education; and ARTICLE XX, Miscellaneous
      Primary Document - NM Constitution
      Four sections from the NM Constitution have been selected to provide basic information on the multi-cultural relations that were defined by the Constitutional Convention at Statehood. The sections deal with the use of Spanish in both the publication
    • State Press Comment
      Newspaper Article - Alamogordo News Advertiser
      This article explains feelings of fifteen Indian group leaders as they went to Washington to ask the Secretary of the Interior to accept their 600,000 acres of land in a trust so that they would avoid state

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