Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nineteenth Amendment (1920)

The right of 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.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The Constitution never prohibited women from voting. However, several states place voting restrictions that hindered women from voting. The Nineteenth Amendment guaranteed women their right to vote. It also gave Congress the authority to enforce the amendment through legislation. 

This poster commemorates Susan B. Anthony, one of the leading activists in the women's suffrage movement that paved the way for the 19th Amendment. She died 14 years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

A humorous take on the women's suffrage movement and taxation without represenation. I enjoyed the critical thinking. 

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