The Ratification Of The 19th Amendment

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The 19th Amendment, which was a result of the women’s suffrage movement, was ratified and passed by congress in 1920, which declares that the state, and government, can not deny any citizen the right to vote, no matter their sex.
Written by AMY PLANTE
On August 18, 1920 congress passed the 19th Amendment, which guarantees equal voting rights for men and women. Before the ratification of the 19th Amendment men and women shared little to no rights, especially voting rights. In 1848 the first woman's rights convention in the United States was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., at Wesleyan Chapel and was broadcasted as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman". This convention lead to the idea of women’s rights being launched at a national level all across the country and soon became the center of all politics. Soon in February of 1890 the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was founded, with the main goal to work towards women’s suffrage in the United States. The president of this foundation was a lady by the name Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony believed in social equality for all and was a huge advocate for the women’s suffrage movement, she died in 1906, but helped pave the way of the 19th Amendment being passed by congress in 1920.
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