On the anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.
On this day in 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, ensuring that the amendment guaranteeing a woman’s right to vote would be adopted into the U.S. Constitution. The 19th Amendment’s ratification was made possible by a long line of advocates dating back to the Founding.
On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention in the United States began at Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.
It was on April 2, 1917 that Jeanette Rankin became the first woman in Congress. But within days, she became the target of national scorn for voting against America’s entry into World War I.
Gretchen Ritter of Cornell University and Susan Ware explore the history of women's rights and the fight to extend voting rights to all women.
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.
In this commentary, Paula Baker of The Ohio State University says the rich history of women in politics makes Hillary Clinton's candidacy seem less than earth-shaking.
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The 19th amendment established a uniform rule for all states to follow in guaranteeing women this right.
The 19th amendment established a uniform rule for all states to follow in guaranteeing women the right. to vote.