Big Suffragette Anniversary Today

18 Aug
It took years, but women finally got the vote on this day back in 1920.

It took years, but women finally got the vote on this day back in 1920.

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the U. S. Constitution. Few early supporters, myself included, lived to see the final victory in 1920.

Hope you celebrate! xo LMA

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5 Responses to “Big Suffragette Anniversary Today”

  1. Pamela August 18, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    The country should be celebrating this anniversary so much more than it does (and it hardly does, I’m sorry to say). It’s a HUGE milestone. Thanks for blogging about it LMA!

  2. onespoiledcat August 18, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    A very important day in history indeed………………:)

    Pam

  3. LB August 18, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    Oh I so wish I didn’t need to be reminded of this date each year! it’s on the calendar for next year! I won’t forget!!! Thanks!

  4. Carol Jamison August 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Thank you for noting this important day, Ms. Alcatt!

  5. Bruce Thiesen August 19, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    I’m glad your pub votes.

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