On This Date in Legal History

On July 14, 1917, suffragist Amelia Himes Walker was arrested for picketing outside the White House, and imprisoned for 60 days.


Displayed here is a cape and cap worn by suffragists at pageants and parades. Purple, white and gold were the official colors of the National Woman’s Party.

Three years later on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified. The Amendment guarantees women the right to vote. It states– “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” Learn more about Amelia Himes Walker at http://goo.gl/3OloaV.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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