Happy Suffrage Day




We the People

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Tennessee, the 36th state to ratify the amendment, had done so on August 18 (three-quarters of State legislatures must ratify an amendment for it to take effect).

The last state to ratify the 19th Amendment, Mississippi, didn’t do so until 1984.

Info & image from Wikipedia.

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