Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

August 26 is Equality Day, thanks to  Rep. Bella Abzug and first celebrated in 1971.

From the National Archives, follow the documents that brought women the right to vote in 1920.

Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
The Documents

A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution
December 7, 1868

Petition to Congress
December 1871

Memorial to Congress from The American Woman Suffrage Association
February 6, 1872

Petition from Susan B. Anthony to U.S. Congress
January 12, 1874

Petition for Woman Suffrage Signed by Frederick Douglass, Jr.

Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War Letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee
May 1, 1917

Petition, Anti-Suffrage Party of New York
World War I, ca. 1917

Photograph, Kaiser Wilson poster
November 19, 1918

Ratification of 19th Amendment, Tennessee
August 24, 1920


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