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Day: August 26, 2006

Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Today we celebrate the 86th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The 19th amendment guaranteed women the right to vote. This was a long battle that begun seriously in 1848. That year Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others organized the Seneca Falls Woman’s Rights Convention. The anti-suffrage movement was well funded and strong. They opposed a woman’s right to vote with arguments such as women were not smart enough to vote and most women really did not want to vote. It took…

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