Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Another Centennial

One hundred years ago, on June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment, which granted all American women the right to vote.

Within six days, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin had ratified the amendment, followed by New York and Ohio on June 16. By March 1920, thirty-five states had approved the amendment, leaving it one state shy of the two-thirds required for ratification. On August 20, 1920, Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the 19th amendment, and on November 2, 1920, women throughout the country voted for the first time in a national election.

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