93 Years Ago Today The 19th Amendment Was Ratified, Giving Women The Vote

Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote.

Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters fought hard, lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans at that time considered a radical change of the Constitution.

Unfortunately, few of the amendment’s early supporters, such as Susan B. Anthony, among others lived to see final victory in 1920.

The original document:

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Kudos to these early suffragettes! Happy 93rd Anniversary!

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