Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Women Get the Vote 89 Years Ago Today

Women were meeting as early as 1848 to discuss their desire to vote. This amendment, which gave women the right to vote, took many years for the public to accept. It wasn't until after World War I that President Wilson announced his support of women voters.

The bill was proposed in June 1919 and was ratified August 20, 1920.

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was officially certified on August 26, 1920.

This Constitution Moment was brought to you by the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Fayetteville, GA.

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