Suffrage for Women (1920-2020) Commemorating the 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment, give women the vote, was ratified on August 26th, 2020

08/26/2020

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Suffrage for Women (1920-2020) Commemorating the 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment, give women the vote, was ratified on August 26th, 2020.

Unfortunately, it came 14 years too late for Susan B. Anthony who died on March 13, 1906.

In her memory, the 19th Amendment is known as the Susan B Anthony Amendment, for her lifelong work getting the amendment added to the Constitution.

After Anthony’s death, the National Women’s Party stood in silent protest of President Woodrow Wilson’s failure to speak for suffrage. Throughout World War 1, the suffragists silently picketed outside the White House, stealing headlines from Wilson, calling for liberty of women in the United States.

Women carried signs calling the president “Kaiser Wilson” The White House banned such protests, arresting the Movement’s new leader Alice Paul and 114 protesters. 66 women were sentenced to workhouses.

Some of the more militant suffragist in Great Britain would break windows in the name of women’s right. Many women worked in candy stores and use the hammers for breaking up toffee as their weapon of choice. As a result, the toffee hammer became a symbol of working women for suffrage.

Wilson pardoned the women, though they refused it. One week later the House of Representatives set a date to vote on the amendment .

The home that Susan B. Anthony was born in on February 15th ,1820 and lived in for the first six years of her life is now the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum @ 67 East Road, Adams, MA 01220

http://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.com

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