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By Juanita Zwaryczuk
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The Fight For Women's Right to Vote

Hard Fought Battle Won 100 Years Ago


Last updated 1/10/2021 at 11:40am

Juanita Zwaryczuk offers presentations on the Suffrage Movement.

"Don't forget to be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt put the 'rat' in ratification."

So were the words of the note that Tennessee Representative Harry Burn's mother had tucked in his pocket that fateful day of Aug. 18, 1920. The note inspired him to cast the tie-breaking vote, assuring the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Finally, a 2/3 majority of states had ratified the amendment and after more than 70 years of enormous personal suffering and sacrifice by countless women, Universal Women's Suffrage had finally come to the USA.

Many of us find the names Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner...

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