Suffrage parade, New York City, May 4, 1912

 

 

                                                              The sky now is her limit

 

Women were considered only good to be wives, mothers, teachers, nurses or housewives.  But they wanted to have an active part in their country.  These women fought, met with lawyers, gave speeches, and marched to be heard.  These women went throughout for many hardship times, but they never gave up.

Finally in August 26, 1920 women such as  Charlotte Woodward were

able to vote for the first time. 

  •  AMENDMENT XIX

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920.

 

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation