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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. Three years later on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified. The Amendment guarantees women the right … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 29, 1875, the United States Supreme Court decided Minor v. Happersett. Virginia Minor sued after she was prevented from registering to vote because she was a woman.  She alleged that her Fourteenth Amendment rights had been violated.  A lower court … Continue reading

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Carrie Chapman Catt

On this date in 1859 suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt was born. Learn how she helped to secure passage of the 19th Amendment at http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/wom/2007/catt.htm.

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The 19th Amendment

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified. 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.” Finally, … Continue reading

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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. Three years later, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified. The Amendment guarantees women the right … Continue reading

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When Did Women Acquire the Right to Vote?

On this day in 1875 the United States Supreme Court decided Minor v. Happersett. Virginia Minor, a Missouri resident, sued after she was prevented from registering to vote because she was a woman.  She alleged that her Fourteenth Amendment rights had … Continue reading

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“The Fight to Vote” by Michael Waldman

The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman traces the fascinating history of voting rights in the United States. Waldman describes in his book the turbulent history that has led to five constitutional amendments. Initially, only white men with property could … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 3, 1913, attorney Inez Milholland led a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. to draw attention to the woman suffrage movement. The suffragists were met with hostility. The police protection promised them was described as– “the flimsiest … Continue reading

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Remembering Carrie Chapman Catt

On this date in 1859 suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt was born. Learn how she helped to secure passage of the 19th Amendment (that guarantees women the right to vote) at http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/wom/2007/catt.htm.

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Let’s Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

On this day in 1920 women won the right to vote. Read the New York Times article that reported on this historic event in 1920 at http://goo.gl/xHLtN7.

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The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment was ratified on this date in 1920.  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.” … Continue reading

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The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment was ratified on this date in 1920.  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.” … Continue reading

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When Did Women Acquire the Right to Vote?

On this day in 1875 the United States Supreme Court decided Minor v. Happersett. Virginia Minor, a Missouri resident, sued after she was prevented from registering to vote because she was a woman.  She alleged that her Fourteenth Amendment rights had … Continue reading

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