A women’s suffrage story, part 1
October 2, 2020
With the 2020 election fast approaching, we must note that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the addition of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
That provision stipulates that the right to vote shall be extended to women. In fact, a few states had allowed women voting rights prior to 1920, but the amendment made it so that no state could deny suffrage to anyone based upon gender.
Amending the Constitution requires action by both the U.S. and state governments. Proposed amendments must pass both houses of the U.S. Congress by a two-thirds vote.
Then, the potential amendment m...