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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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"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
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