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Suggested Books for Research
Women's Suffrage in America by
Call Number: 324.6 FRO
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
At the start of the 19th century, women had severely limited rights. They had no control of their earnings, could not divorce a husband, had no claim of property, could not speak at public meetings, and could not vote. The women's suffrage movement, a political campaign that sought to address these problems, began around 1800 and culminated in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Votes for Women! by
Call Number: 324.6 CON
Publication Date: 2018-02-13
For nearly 150 years, American women did not have the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, they won that right, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified at last.
Amendment XIX by
Call Number: 342.73 AME
Publication Date: 2009-02-13
Editor Carrie Fredericks has compiled compelling essays and primary sources on the Nineteenth Amendment, which grants the right to vote to women.
Seeking the Right to Vote by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
The fight to achieve the vote was long and hard. Suffragists followed both moderate and militant paths. But they shared the belief that women were citizens of the United States. And that meant they had a right to vote.
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The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The amendment was initially introduced in Congress in 1878. Finally approved by the necessary two-thirds majority in each house of Congress forty years later, it was sent to the states for ratification. In 1920 the amendment became a reality when Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to ratify it. From the founding of the nation, it had taken more than a century for women to secure a constitutionally protected federal right to vote.
Women Get the Vote
Twenty-six million women were enfranchised, and a battle for women's suffrage that began at the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention in 1848 finally was won.
Congratulations Pouring in at Suffrage Headquarters. Prompt Promulgation of Amendment, Should Action by Tennessee Be
Historical newspaper published on August 18, 1920, the day the 19th Amendment was passed granting all US women access to the voting poll.
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