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Documenting Women's Suffrage (Fall 2019)

Officially, American women began an organized fight for the right to vote in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention convened by abolitionists Lucretia Coffin Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. While the movement experienced ebbs and flows, fractious in-fighting, and splintered competing organizations, after 72 years of consistent political activism the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920:


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.

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