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On This Date in Legal History

On August 26, 1920, women won the right to vote. Read the New York Times article that reported on this historic event at http://goo.gl/xHLtN7. To learn about the history of Women’s Equality Day visit http://goo.gl/jdBOvj.

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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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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1872 suffragist Susan B. Anthony cast her vote in a congressional election. She was subsequently arrested since women didn’t have the right to vote. (That right didn’t exist until 48 years later.) Learn more at http://goo.gl/LvfptD … 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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Susan B. Anthony Was Found Guilty of Voting on this Day

After Susan B. Anthony voted in the 1872 congressional election, she was arrested because New York State restricted the right to vote to men.  Justice Hunt of the United States Circuit Court for the Northern District of New York, presided … Continue reading

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Looking Back on the National Woman Suffrage Association

Today in 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association.  They had been members of the American Equal Rights Association, but broke away from that organization since they didn’t feel the 15th Amendment, which … Continue reading

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