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Transcript of 19th Amendment
An amendment that guarantees all American women the right to vote.
Both Houses of Congress proposed the amendment with a two-thirds vote.
Two-thirds of the State legislatures called on Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention.
Three-fourths of the State legislatures approved the amendment proposed by Congress
United States Capitol
Women's rights movements sparked public attention
Ongoing women movement since the early to mid 1800s
Women proved their importance in society during the war
Women suffrage movements and rallies were led by great leaders, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The 5 W's
Passed on June 4, 1919
Ratified on August 18, 1920
Equal rights need to be provided despite of the gender
Capable of having the right to vote
Activists emphasized patriotism and hard work of women during war and times of crisis.
Some believed women would no longer be known as homemakers
It leads to more divorces and is a "home destroyer"
Impacts of the 19th Amendment
Women gained more confidence
Ended sex discrimination
More job opportunities for women (e.g- in politics)
More freedom for women
The Constitution: The 19th Amendment (n.d.). In Featured Documents. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/amendment_19/
19th Amendment (n.d.). In History. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from http://www.history.com/topics/19th-amendment
How To Amend the Constitution (n.d.). In US politics. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/a/amendments.htm
Harrison, B.C. Harris, J.W. (2010). American Democracy Now. Retrieved from: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/connect/hmEBook.do?setTab=sectionTabs
Importance of the 19th Amendment
50.8% of the U.S. population is women so 50.8% of the U.S. population wouldn't get their voices heard as U.S. citizens, simply because of the gender they were born as