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Women And The Right To Vote

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Posted November 6, 2012 by felicialavette in Featured

The Nineteenth Amendment was passed by Congress June 4, 1919, but it was not ratified  until August 18, 1920. Although women helped during the Civil War, but the 14th Amendment that guaranteed all American men in the nation to vote excluded women.Through many struggles and hardships, women  finally granted their right to vote during WWI. While men were fighting the war overseas, women at home provided tremendous support to help the nation.  From then the society’s gender norm started to shift. Section 1 of the 19th Amendment: 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. Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

As Mary B. Talbert said, black women faced a two-fold struggle in fighting for the right to vote. Black women were involved early in the women’s suffrage movement. Even before blacks were freed from slavery, Sojourner Truth delivered her now famous ‘Ain’t I a Woman’ speech in which she addressed the injustices faced by women. After the Civil War, black women began forming thousands of organizations addressing social issues facing women and African-Americans; one such organization being the National Association of Colored Women led by the first president Mary Church Terrell.

 

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