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It’s been 99 years since we passed #19thAmendment yet 63 million Americans deemed a sexual predator To be a better choice for president than a woman...
It’s been 99 years since we passed #19thAmendment yet the Supreme Court has not one but two justices who survived sexual assault allegations.
It’s been 99 years since we passed #19thAmendment yet the Secretary of Labor had to resign for covering up a giant sex trafficking ring, and multiple Trump nominees have backed out over assault allegations.
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On the 100th anniversary of passage of the #19thAmendment in the US Senate, some basics of the politics of Senate passage (and resistance). #19thAt100

First, the final Senate vote, as recorded in the Copngressional Record: 56 yeas, 25 nays, 15 not voting. 1/n
41 of the 56 yea votes came from Senators from states that already had state-level woman suffrage (of some sort--whether full, presidential-elector, or primary). 2/n
The #19thAmendment vote was *bi-partisan*--nearly half the Senate's Democrats and more than 70 percent of its Republicans voted in favor of passage on the final roll call. 3/n
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On June 4, 1919 the amendment was passed by Congress and it was ratified on August 18, 1920.
** BUT not all women were given the right to vote. **
Even with the amendment, suffrage was hardly universal.
#19thamendment #votingrights #electwomen
+ Millions remained legally or effectively disenfranchised, including Asian-Americans many of whom continued to be denied voting rights until the 1950s.
+ Nearly all Blacks in the South were disenfranchised until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
+ Native Americans were not even citizens of the United States until the passage of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. Some states denied Native Americans suffrage right until 1948.
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"The right of citizens...to vote shall not be denied...on account of sex." Today is the 100th anniversary of Congress approving the #19thAmendment. Follow along as we join @amhistorymuseum to share stories for #19thAt100. #WomenAtTheCenter #WomensHistoryIsAmericanHistory
NYC suffragists adopted tactics from the labor movement—protests, marches, & parades—to bring media attention & sway public opinion. They won women the state vote in 1917. The NYC campaign galvanized the national movement. More: bit.ly/2JRBnVP #19thAt100
#InezMilholland (1886–1916) became a suffrage icon. She attended Vassar College—where suffrage activism was banned—& organized an off­-campus Votes for Women Club. After graduation, Milholland lived among radicals & artists in Greenwich Village. #19thAt100
📷: @librarycongress
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