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Three suffragists casting votes, 1917
Three "suffragettes" casting votes in New York City

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Susan B. Anthony Supports Women's Suffrage Amendment
March 8, 1884

It wasn't until 1919 that Congress voted to direct the states to consider ratifying a constitutional amendment to allow women to vote. Nicknamed the "Anthony Amendment" in honor of the leader who had died in 1906, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. For more than 70 years, women like Susan B. Anthony fought for women's right to vote alongside men on Election Day.

Can you imagine an election in which your dad could vote but your mom couldn't?


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