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19th Ammendment

Women's suffrage
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Molly Gallagher

on 17 February 2013

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19th Amendment Woman's Suffrage Where/how was it passed? Who was involved??? Mainly women were involved in this issue. Some examples are Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Lucy Burns. They were all big parts in passing this amendment. Susan B. Anthony Elizabeth Cady Stanton Alice Paul Lucy Burns Woman's Suffrage definition - the rights of women to vote, especially in a political election Date and Quick Facts The women's rights movement was proposed in 1848. The amendment was ratified on August 26, 1920. It took over 70 years to pass it. In May, 1919, the necessary two-thirds vote in favor of the women suffrage amendment was finally reviewed in Congress, and the proposed amendment was sent to the states for ratification. By July, 1920, many of the southern states opposed this amendment, and it all came down to Tennessee to make it an amendment because three-fourths of the states have to agree. On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby confirmed the ratification of the 19th amendment, changing the face of America. Why was it proposed? The 19th amendment was proposed because women felt that they deserved the same rights as men, including the right to vote. Women felt like they were just as smart as men and thought all people should be equal. Many women got fed up and wanted good education and jobs. The Start of the Fight In 1848, the first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. After 2 days of discussion and debate, 68 women and 32 men signed a Declaration of Sentiments, which outlined the problem and set the agenda for the women's rights movement. Many women's suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, and lobbied to change the Constitution. Structure of the Amendment The 19th amendment is totally independent. It is the only amendment that states women's voting rights. It was designed to give women suffrage and it worked! It stopped the women's marches and complaining (At least on voting rights). Changes in Culture This amendment changed our culture by opening up more opportunities for women. It gave women of the era more confidence and a sense that they could accomplish more. They felt free and not like they were just second class after men. Susan B. Anthony Alice Paul Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucy Burns She had her own US coin called the Susan B. Anthony dollar. It was a one dollar coin about the size of a quarter. She went to an all boy school under a special agreement, where she learned Greek and other languages. While in jail, she protested more than once by going on a hunger strike. She was arrested 6 times and spent more time in jail than any other American suffragist. I wouldn't change this amendment because it gives women and African Americans the right to vote which was a big deal because men thought women were not qualified enough.

We think it's important because without this Amendment women would not be allowed to vote and we would not have a say in government. Opinions Solving the Problem... The amendment did solve the problem it was created to address but there has not yet been a women president.

One major court case concerning the amendment is Minor vs. Happersett. It happened before the amendment was passed and it stated that the Constition did not grant women the right to vote. When the 19th amendment was made, it overruled the case and Virginia Minor got her way.
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