The creation of the 19th #Amendment

The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment passed by Congress June 4 1919 and ratified on August 18 1920 the 19th Amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle victory took decades of agitation and protest beginning in the mid 19th century several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured wrote marched lobbied and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920.

NOTE: Im not making fun of woman rights just a dumb celberty who happens to be a woman.

A good example of sombody who shoudnt speak for womans rights I mean Ive seen better looking cow pies and how many Hanah Montana  jokes have been made in the past 3 months somthing like 2 billion and her dad must be thinking where he went wrong .PS. ignore the man in the bottom left he has a need for screen time.

Ratified on August 18 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote a right known as woman suffrage. At the time the U.S. was founded its female citizens did not share all of the same rights as men including the right to vote. It was not until 1848 that the movement for women’s rights launched on a national level with a convention in Seneca Falls, New York, organized by abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815 1902 and Lucretia Mott 1793 1880. Following the convention the demand for the vote became a centerpiece of the women’s rights movement. Stanton and Mott, along with Susan B. Anthony 1820 1906 and other activists, formed organizations that raised public awareness and lobbied the government to grant voting rights to women. After a 70 year battle these groups finally emerged victorious with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The convention in New York held in 1848 is highly regarded as the start of the American women’s rights movement. The fight for suffrage continued following the Civil War during a period known as the Reconstruction Era. During this time, leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton joined the fight for the inclusion of universal suffrage within the Reconstruction Amendments 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments but their efforts fell on deaf ears. It wasn’t until 1920 that the Nineteenth amendment to the constitution was ratified.

Susan B Athony-Elizabeth C Staton

Both Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were incredibly influential in the conception of the Nineteenth amendment. Stanton was responsible for writing a number of speeches for Anthony and for conventions that were held around the country. She is also most notably recognized for drafting the 1848 Seneca Falls declaration, which influenced the start of the suffrage movement. The first amendment introduced to the U.S. Senate was known as the “Anthony Amendment” and was proposed by Anthony with additional assistance from Stanton. Susan B.

The tides finally began to turn for the women’s rights movement in 1912. With the support of Theodore Roosevelt’s Progressive Party, Congress started to pay attention. Seven years later in May of 1919, the required two-thirds of Congress voted in favor of the women’s suffrage amendment and the proposal was then sent to the states for ratification. The final decision to ratify and pass the Nineteenth amendment arrived in July 1920.

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