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The Nineteenth Amendment

The Nineteenth Amendment

Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.  It was first introduced in Congress in 1878.  By 1912, nine states in the West – Wyoming being the first in 1890 – had already legislated for women to...

August 26 – National Women’s Equality Day

In July 1848, the first women’s rights conference was held in Seneca Falls, New York.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton along with three  women opened a public meeting to discuss the “social, civil and religious condition of  women,” as noted in the Report of...