American Women’s Suffrage Came Down to One Man’s Vote

August 24th, 2018
American Women’s Suffrage Came Down to One Man’s Vote
Harry Burn reversed his anti-suffrage vote after receiving a plea from his mother.Suffragettes hold a jubilee celebrating their victory after the passing of the 19th Amendment.By the end of 1919, more than 70 years after the first national woman’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, Congress finally passed a federal women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But the fate of the 19th Amendment all came down to Tennessee.In the summer of 1920, women’s suffragists and their opponents met in sweltering Nashville, Tennessee, for the climactic clash in a decades-long fight over the American woman’s right to vote. After a dramatic showdown in the state legislature, the Tennessee House voted by the narrowest of margins to pass the amendment on August 18. On August 26—now celebrated as Women’s Equality Day—the 19th Amendment officially became part of the Constitution. By this time, women in New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, ... read more
Source: on 2018-08-24By Sarah Pruitt




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