Facts 4 an essay?
i have to right a social stud. essay. its on the 19th amendment.
does any1 no about it? also when was it added to the constitution? this would really help!!!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1883 kansas was the first state to allow women to vote in municipal elections.
1911 California grants full voting rights to women.
1912 Women in Alaska, Oregon, Arizona and Kansas win full voting rights. For the first time, presidential candidates try to appeal to women voters.
Keep in mind all of this is before the 19th admend.
IMPORTANT the Convention in Seneca Falls.
1848, at the first Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, who had met as abolitionists working against slavery, convened a two-day meeting of 300 women and men to call for justice for women in a society where they were systematically barred from the rights and privileges of citizens.
After the Civil War, Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth fought in vain to have women included in new constitutional amendments giving rights to former slaves. The 14th Amendment defined citizens as "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" and guaranteed equal protection of the laws – but in referring to the electorate, it introduced the word "male" into the Constitution for the first time. The 15th Amendment declared that "the rights of citizens . . . to vote shall not be denied or abridged . . . on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude" – but women of all races were still denied the ballot.
To Susan B. Anthony, the rejection of women’s claim to the vote was unacceptable. In 1872, she went to the polls in Rochester, NY, and cast a ballot in the presidential election, citing her citizenship under the 14th Amendment. She was arrested, tried, convicted, and fined $100, which she refused to pay. In 1875, the Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett said that while women may be citizens, all citizens were not necessarily voters, and states were not required to allow women to vote.
The 19th Amendment affirming women’s right to vote steamrolled out of Congress in 1919, getting more than half the ratifications it needed in the first year.
As the amendment approached the necessary ratification by three-quarters of the states, the threat of rescission surfaced. Finally the battle narrowed down to a six-week see-saw struggle in Tennessee. The fate of the 19th Amendment was decided by a single vote, that of 24-year-old legislator Harry Burn, who switched from "no" to "yes" in response to a letter from his mother saying, "Hurrah, and vote for suffrage!"
Mr. Burn had planned to vote "nay" but a letter from his mother, Febb Ensminger Burn asking him to vote "aye" changed his mind. After much debating and arguments the vote was 48-48, his vote broke the tie. He asked to speak to the House the next day and told them he changed his vote because his mother asked him to and he had been taught that "a good boy always does what his mother asks him to do."
The Secretary of State in Washington issued the 19th Amendment’s proclamation immediately, before breakfast on August 26, 1920, in order to head off any final obstructionism.
- 1 decade ago
the 19th amendment was ratified on august 18 1920. it was certified on august 26 1920. The 19th amendment was the amendment that allowed women to vote.
- TammyLv 44 years ago
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