Ninety-five years ago today, the Supreme Court unanimously declared the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, constitutional. The 19th Amendment says, simply, that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex”–something we all take for granted now. But it took 70 YEARS of meetings, petitions, and protests by women suffragists and their supporters to make it happen.
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. … Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony
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