The 19th Ammendment

"Suffrage Wins in Senate; Constitutional Amendment is Passed, fifty-six to twenty-five. Women
May Vote in nineteen-twenty"- The New York Times June fifth, nineteen-nineteen. Spanning
from eighteen-forty to nineteen-nineteen, the fight for the voice of women everywhere to be
heard took determination, courage, and endurance to be noticed in what was then considered a
"man's world." The nineteenth amendment states "the right of the 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" in
section one. "Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation" in
section two. (Jefferson.) With this, women now were victorious in their efforts to be involved
with the government.

Back in the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds, the line from the
Declaration of Independence, "all men are created equal" had little to no value in society. Men
were taught on higher educational levels and trained to be equipped for the work force and
business success. Women, on the other hand, were taught not about advanced math or science,
but how to run a household and other "womanly things". However, during a world-wide
antislavery convention in London in the eighteen-forties, a flame for women's rights was ignited.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton of Johnstown, New York was of a religious family background
and social status. Her husband, Henry Stanton, was an abolitionist organizer and active in the
campaign for antislavery. She grew up one of seven children to Daniel and Margaret Cady and
overcame several gender obstacles such as attending Johnstown Academy where she was at the
top of her all male classes. While attending the convention in London, she met Lucretia Mott, a
well known women's rights reformist, who was chosen as the American delegate to the

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