Nineteenth Amendment 1920
Women's Right to Vote
Ken Burns Argues One Vote Can Change History NYT 15 January 2020
Ken Burns Argues One Vote Can Change History Video The New York Times 15 January 2020
Harnessing the power of its new Democratic majority,
the Virginia legislature is poised to vote this week
to become the 38th of the 38 states
needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment,
which would make women’s rights
explicit in the Constitution.
In the video Op-Ed above,
the filmmaker Ken Burns compares this historic moment
with the ratification of the 19th Amendment,
which granted women the right to vote 100 years ago.
Gov. Edwin P. Morrow of Kentucky
signing the 19th Amendment on Jan. 6, 1920.
via Library of Congress
The Glass Ceiling Holds NYT NOV. 11, 2016
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
Women's Right to Vote USA 1920
"The right of 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."
The amendment guarantees
all American women the right to vote.
Achieving this milestone
required a lengthy and difficult struggle;
victory took decades of agitation and protest.
Beginning in the mid-19th century,
of woman suffrage supporters
lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied,
and practiced civil disobedience to achieve
what many Americans considered
a radical change of the Constitution.
Few early supporters
lived to see final victory in 1920.
League of Women Voters
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