August 26, 2008

The Day the Suffrage Battle Was Won

August 26, 1920 ~


Votes for women were first seriously proposed in the United States in July, 1848, at the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. One woman who attended that convention was Charlotte Woodward. She was nineteen at the time. In 1920, when women finally won the vote throughout the nation, Charlotte Woodward was the only participant in the 1848 Convention who was still alive to cast her vote. Eighty-one years old, she cast her vote proudly.

...on August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became law, and women could vote in the fall elections, including in the Presidential election.  Read full article.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

So thankful for those women that went before us! Let's honor them by taking advantage of the rights they fought for!!!

Melissa & Deanna said...

Wow, those were strong women. I was listening to a lecture (http://www.veritas.org/media/talks/98) on the Veritas Forum about the early femminist movement and how femminism has become a completely different thing now days. For instance most were absolutely against abortion. I think they really saw the value of being a woman.

 
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