90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (08/18/1920)

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  1. ilovepaydays

    ilovepaydays Well-Known Member

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    Wikipedia - 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution‎

    90 years ago today the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote in the United States. Let's celebrate! :cheer:

    Tennessee was the 36th and final state needed for ratification. Go Volunteers! :)

    Here is a list of the rest of the states that followed:

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  2. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    What a great anniversary! It is a pity that it took some states so very long to ratify it.
     
  3. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    :cheer:
     
  4. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    A great and important anniversary to celebrate!

    "Well done!" to the Suffragettes who fought the good fight! :cheer2:
     
  5. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    So glad my State was #1!!!!
     
  6. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, especially to Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and all the myriad others who worked for many decades to get the right to vote for women in the United States but who didn't live long enough to see that day come. As a woman, I most gratefully salute you. :respec:

    Smurfy, I'm afraid that Connecticut wasn't the first. It was the first after the amendment was officially ratified. Several states were the first, more than a year earlier on June 10, 1919. But at least CT didn't wait for another 50 years, like a few of the states did. :shuffle:
     
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  7. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'm embarassed for Florida!
     
  8. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least Florida had a step up on both of the Carolinas and Louisiana.
     
  9. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Some of the states didn't let women vote until the 70's? That's sort of shocking. I did not know that..

    Shame on South Carolina. I was alive for the ratification of that ammendment. :mad:
     
  10. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    No, women could vote in ALL states once the 19th Amendment was ratified. It's just that some states didn't get around to officially ratifying it until much later -- sort of moot by then. Now, Switzerland, on the other hand, didn't give women the right to vote until 1971, 8 years after Afghanistan. At the other end of the spectrum, Finland was the first country to give full suffrage to all citizens (both the right to vote and the right to run elected office) in 1906 -- so that's just been a little over 100 years.
     
  11. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Oh, okay. I thought that was really strange. :lol:

    It's incredible that women were not allowed to vote in SUI until 29 years ago. Wow.
     
  12. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, 39 years ago. :shuffle: But yeah, it still was a "wow" for me when I learned about that.
     
  13. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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  14. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Math failure.
     
  15. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful subject! Thanks for posting, and congratulations Americans! Interesting facts about other countries too. :cheer: Finland!


    Info on Canada, (copied from Wiki)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_suffrage#Canada

    And a special shout out to the amazing Agnes Macphail