Women’s sufferage amendment sent to states

On June 4, 1919 the U.S. Senate passed the Susan Anthony amendment granting women’s right to vote.

Having already passed the House in a special session called by President Wilson, the bill was then sent to the states for ratification which occurred one year later.

Susan Anthony submitted the first draft amendment 41 years earlier.

After a brief period but intense period of consideration by Congress, the bill sat dormant for 30 years.

The Anthony amendment became law on August 26th, 1920.

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Denise Winebrenner Edwards
Denise Winebrenner Edwards

Denise Winebrenner Edwards is a long-time trade union and community activist. She lives in western Pennsylvania.