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The Nineteenth Amendment: Women's Suffrage (Lafayette)


The Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was adopted on August 18, 1920. It was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate more then a year before, but it was with Tennessee's ratification in 1920 that it became an official amendment to the United States Constitution. This was a national fight, with women from every social class and cultural background participating. Men also spoke up for the rights of women, founding the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage in 1907. 

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American Experiece: PBS Video Series 'The Vote'

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Extended Videos: Suffrage Movement History

Brief Videos: Suffrage Movement History