It’s the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment. August 26, 1920, marked a turning point for America as women were guaranteed the right to vote. It was the culmination of a 72-year-long civil rights movement that originated at the world’s first women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. On August 26 each year the United States celebrates this milestone through Women’s Equality Day.
Thursday 13:The 19th Amendment
1. 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote
2. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change in the Constitution. Militant suffragists used tactics such as parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes. The records of the National Archives and Records Administration reveal much of this struggle.
3.In July 1848 more than 300 men and women assembled in Seneca Falls, New York, for the nation’s first women’s rights convention. Elizabeth Cady Stanton documented the historic 1848 meeting by compiling this scrapbook of contemporary newspaper clippings. Years later Stanton’s daughter Harriot enhanced the scrapbook with several additions, including this photograph of a clipping depicting her mother in the controversial bloomer outfit. Stanton’s cousin Elizabeth Smith Miller introduced the outfit and editor Amelia Bloomer publicized its healthful and liberating benefits in her newspaper The Lily.
4. A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution
December 7, 1868
5. Petition to Congress
6. Memorial to Congress from The American Woman Suffrage Association
February 6, 1872
7. Petition from Susan B. Anthony to U.S. Congress
January 12, 1874
10. Petition, Anti-Suffrage Party of New York
World War I, ca. 1917
11. Photograph, Kaiser Wilson poster
November 19, 1918
12. Ratification of 19th Amendment, Tennessee
August 24, 1920
13.According to the WSJ, in the 2008 Presidential election about 66% of women voted compared with 62% of men. Neither was statistically different from 2004, but 10 million more women said they voted than did men in 2008—70.4 million women compared with 60.7 million men.
- 56%: Women who voted for Barack Obama
- 43%: Women who voted for John McCain
- 49%: Men who voted for Obama
- 48%: Men who voted for McCain
- 51%: Women who voted for John Kerry in 2004
- 48%: Women who voted for George W. Bush in 2004
1. To whom did you last give the finger?
Not sure I have in the past 10 years. Guess I’ve got better things to do.
2. If you had 1,000 dollars and HAD to spend it, what would you buy?
3. What was the last beverage you spilled on yourself?
I use a straw as per my dentist’s request.
4. When was the last photograph you took? What was it of?
My daughter a few days ago.
5. Who was the last person to smoke a cigarette in your presence?
Humphrey Bogart, I was watching Key Largo while cleaning today.
6. What animal did you last pet or hold?
7. What was the last superstitious thing you did?
I probably stepped on a crack while running this morning. It doesn’t matter though because my mom is no longer alive.
8. What was the last text message you received?
Firefox- something about scrolling.
9. Berleen has decided to buy twelve goats. If she trades three for some awesome pot, loses one while she was stoned, what do you think she did with the rest? Depends which country she is in.
10. What was the last musical instrument played in your presence?
Sax- we own like 5 of them.
11. What was the last note that you wrote on your hand?
That would have been like 30 something years ago and I can’t tell you what it was cause it’s washed off.
12. Kimber announced that she was born on another planet. Which one do you think it was and why? Ork
13. What are you wearing as you answer these ridiculously stupid TT questions? I’m hoping my answer in #2