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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

100 YEARS AGO: WOMEN GET TO VOTE

 

August 20, 2020

Susan B. Anthony (pictured), Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone joined together in 1890 to push for suffrage for women by attempting to vote and file lawsuits. Anthony actually voted in 1872 but was arrested, tried and found guilty of voting, thus gaining publicity and notoriety.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, marked 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states, "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."

Article Five of the U.S. Constitution stated that in order for the 19th Amendment to become part of the Constitution, the amendment had be ratified by either – as determined by Congress – the legislatures of three-quarters of the states or state ratifying conventions in three-quarters of the states.

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