Posts Tagged ‘19th amendment’

Counting Down to the 19th Amendment

Today I’m taking a brief break from all things D-Day to remind the Marginalia of another critical historical anniversary. On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment, which would make it legal for the women in the United States to vote. The amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. (Thank you, Tennessee!) Please note…

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You think one vote doesn’t matter? Hah!

We’re coming up on the hundredth anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment, Which made it legal for women in the United States to vote.* If you hang out in Historyland, you’re going to be reading a lot in the coming year about suffragettes (or, to use the term many of them preferred, suffragists**, the…

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You think one vote doesn’t matter? Hah!

Almost 100 years ago today,* the 19th Amendment was ratified, making it legal for women in the United States to vote.** The Amendment was ratified thanks to one man’s vote. In August, 1920, 35 states had ratified the amendment; 36 states were needed for it to pass. Tennessee was the only state still in the…

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