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Why is August 26 known as Women’s Equality Day?

August 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Women’s Equality Day on August 26th each year?

The vote that led to the 19th amendment

August 18, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On the 97th 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, the Seneca Falls Convention begins

July 19, 2017 By Symone Mazzotta

On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention in the United States began at Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.

Podcast: The history and meaning of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 2016 By NCC Staff

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.

Happy birthday, 19th Amendment!

August 18, 2016 By NCC Staff

Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.

The history of women in politics

May 11, 2016 By Paula Baker

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.

On this day, Jeannette Rankin’s history-making moment

April 2, 2016 By Jonathan Stahl

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.

Constitutional Rights: What’s the matter with Turkey?

April 13, 2015 By Nicandro Iannacci

A Turkish court’s order for Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to remove images of a dead government official is only the latest in a series of concerning developments in Turkey’s constitutional culture.

19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage Rights

February 19, 2014 By NCC Staff

The 19th amendment established a uniform rule for all states to follow in guaranteeing women this right.

19th Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote

January 17, 2013 By NCC Staff

The 19th amendment established a uniform rule for all states to follow in guaranteeing women the right. to vote.

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