July 20, 2017

Today in History: Congress Approves 19th Amendment

WOMAN SUFFRAGE. SUFFRAGE BUS
Today in History–June 4–the Library of Congress features U.S. Congressional approval of the the woman’s suffrage amendment on this day in 1919. But victory was still a ways off, It took over a year for the necessary three quarters of the 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii were not admitted into the Union until 1959) to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Find out more about the woman suffrage movement by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access loads of related primary sources.

19th amendment: timeline & sample historic newspaper articles

More 1919 historical newspaper coverage related to the 19th amendment

Conferring over ratification [of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution] at [National Woman’s Party] headquarters

National Woman’s Party activists watch Alice Paul sew a star onto the NWP Ratification Flag, representing another state’s ratification of the 19th Amendment

Suffrage resources

Woman suffrage mixed primary source set (includes Teacher Guide)

Primary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage

Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the Vote

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