August 26, 2010

Women's Equality Day – U.S.

About 140 years after the birth of the United States, women finally became full citizens!

Today is the commemoration of the 19th Amendment becoming a part of the U. S. Constitution in 1920. That is the amendment that gave women the right to vote.

The right to vote is sometimes called suffrage.

Check out the History Channel's website on women's suffrage, with photo galleries, a video, and lots more links.

Or look at the virtual museum exhibit here.

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