Women’s History Month: focus on 19th Amendment


Ratified August 18, 1920.

Section 1. The right of the citizens of the United States to vote
shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on
account of sex.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.

in 1838, Kentucky allowed women to vote in school elections.
in 1889, the Territory of Wyoming gave women equal voting rights to men.
In July 1890, the Territory of Wyoming admitted as a state.
By 1900, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho joined Wyoming in allowing women to vote.

–in 1848, at the Seneca Falls Woman’s Rights Convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, women’s voting proposed on a serious level.
— 19-year-old Charlotte Woodward attended Seneca Falls and in 1920 was the only participant in the 1848 Convention still alive but unfortunately too ill to vote.
–Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul also very active in the suffrage movement.

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