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19th Amendment


Rhiana Dodge

on 25 February 2013

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By Rhiana Dodge 19th Amendments Lasting Impact So What?? Long Term Effects: The 19th amendment, was a turning point in America because it opened the door to equal rights and eventually equal power. It is because of the 19th amendment that women can run for president and have the power we do today. Background Info The short term effects of the 19th amendment was the lifestyle change of women. The right to vote empowered them in many other aspects of their life. The 1920's is the perfect example of this. Women got jobs, shortened their dresses, cut their hair and started living outside of being a wife and mother. they even started playing sports. The time the changes were seen the most is known as the Roaring Twenties. It was a time when women embraced their freedom. However, women were still held back in many aspects due to the values of the time. The 19th amendment gave women of the time, a say in politics and also a sense of freedom. However the biggest impacts can be seen in today's society. It s because of the 19th amendment that women like Hilary Clinton can run for president and Sarah Palin
for Vice President. Without the right to vote and choose who should lead the country,women definitely wouldn't e able to run for presidency or any political position. 19th Amendment:
Thesis Before the 19th amendment, women had very little power or rights. Women weren’t seen as much more than their husbands properties and someone to take care of the kids. Marriage itself took away the few rights women had such as the money they made and land they owned. During the 1850's slavery was a hot topic. Those against slavery were called abolitionists. Women began participating in abolitionist movement.During their participation they noticed their inequality and lack of say in politics. Soon enough women realized that the power they had to protest against slavery, could be used to gain their suffrage. The Women's Suffrage started in the mid 19th century. The movement for Women's suffrage was a 72 year battle. Build Up The first women’s right convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. It was there that the Declaration of Sentiments was signed and the Women's Suffrage was officially started.
Women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott played a huge part in the Women's Suffrage Movement and started many different organizations to spread the idea of Women Suffrage. MAIN ARGUMENT The women suffrage amendment that was written by Susan B. Anthony, was first introduced to Congress in 1878. The House of Representatives passed the amendment in 1919 and sent the amendment to states for ratification. Colorado was the first state to vote for the women suffrage amendment and by the early 1900s, several other states had voted for the amendment.August 26, 1920 the 19th amendment became law. This is a moment in history that has an incredible impact on America and was definitely a turning point. Short Term Effects Process Paper
My first step in my History Day project was choosing a topic. After hearing the prompt, there were millions of ideas going through my head. At first I was thinking about topics revolving around turning points in court. But then I began to think about how women were treated in history and how they are treated now. It was then that I realized a very large part of this could be attributed to the 19th amendment and it was then I chose my topic.
I first wanted to get an overall understanding so I looked through many different websites for an overview. When I had a general understanding I began looking for primary sources with important information. There are resources online for that also. A very important part of my research was trying to find the differences between women before and after the amendment, short term and long term.
I chose Prezi as my choice of presenting because I felt it was much more interactive and entertaining than a boring presentation board. I have an easier time with electronics so it all worked out. I filled out the sheet with the boxes of information needed in my presentation. Once I had finished I simply integrated it into Prezi and the rest was pretty easy. I just needed to put the information I got in a sensible order. After that I had to make sure I correctly did a bibliography, so I gave credit to those who deserve it.
The History Day Theme/Topic is Turning Points in American History. The 19th amendment is a huge turning point in American History because short term it allowed for women to have a voice in politics. Long term it opened the door to thousands of opportunities women would otherwise not be able to participate in. It is because of the 19th amendment that women can run for president, use birth control and thousands of other things.

Primary Sources
Anthony, Susan B. "Are Women Persons?" 1872. Speech.
This is a speech made by Susan B. Anthony.
Yes it was very helpful to my research.

Anthony, Susan B. "Susan B. Anthony on a Woman's Right to Vote - 1873." Susan B. Anthony on a Woman's Right to Vote - 1873. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://www.nationalcenter.org/AnthonySuffrage.html>.
This is a speech made by Susan B. Anthony.
Yes it was very helpful to my research.

New York Times. "Modern History Sourcebook: The Passage of the 19th Amendment, 1919-1920Articles from The New York Times." Modern History Sourcebook: Passage of the 19th Amendment 1919-20. New York Times, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. <http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1920womensvote.html>.

Stanton, Elizabeth C. "Elizabeth Stanton Seneca Fall's Speech." Seneca Falls. 19 July 1848. Speech.

Stanton, Elizabeth C. "We Now Demand Our Right to Vote." 19 July 1848. Speech.
"Woman's Duty to Vote." The Woman's Tribune 15 Dec. 1888: n. pag. Print.

Secondary Sources

"19th Amendment." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012.

"19th Amendment | Women's Suffrage | Scholastic.com." 19th Amendment | Women's Suffrage | Scholastic.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012.

Lewis, Jone J. “August 26, 1920 - The Day the Suffrage Battle Was Won.” About.com Women’s History. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2012. <http://womenshistory.about.com/od/suffrage1900/a/august_26_wed.htm>.
It’s an article about the suffrage movement.
This was a very helpful to my research.

"The Impact of the 19th Amendment." LIHERALD. 2012 Richner Communications, Inc., 25 Aug. 2010. Web. 9 Dec. 2012. <http://www.liherald.com/stories/The-impact-of-the-19th-Amendment,27204>.
This is an article of the impacts of the 19th amendment.
It was very helpful for concluding my research and helping me in my thesis.

“The 19th Amendment: Voting Equality for Women.” NewsInHistory.com. NewsBank, 2009. Web. 08 Dec. 2012 <http://www.newsinhistory.com/feature/19th-amendment-voting-equality-women>.
This was an article about the 19th amendment also and was very helpful.
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