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Women Making History – The 19th Amendment by the National Park Service

“The National Park Service is excited to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished sex as a basis for voting and to tell the diverse history of women’s suffrage-the right to vote-more broadly. The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919. The states ratified the amendment on August 18, 1920, officially recognizing women’s right to vote. This handbook demonstrates the expansiveness of the stories the NPS is telling to preserve and protect women’s history for this and future generations. The essays included within tell a broad history of various women advocating for their rights. Sprinkled throughout are short biographies of notable ladies who devoted their time to the women’s suffrage movement along with summaries of events important to the cause”.

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