U.S. Constitution for Kids (19th Amendment): 19th Amendment/Women’s Suffrage Movement (Crash Course)
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U.S. Constitution for Kids (19th Amendment): 19th Amendment/Women’s Suffrage Movement (Crash Course)


It’s time to have a little fun with
learning and today i am talking about the 19th amendment for kids. Before I
talk about the 19th amendment I have to talk about how the United States of
America has the Constitution. The Constitution gave individual states an
organized set of laws that outline the powers given to the Federal Government.
The 19th amendment is a part of the Constitution that says, “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.” Prior to the 19th amendment there were still states where women were not given the same rights as men in the
country to vote in elections. Many women began fighting for equal rights in the
1800’s. Women who were a big part of what was called the women’s
suffrage movement included Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, Sojourner Truth and more. When a bill is introduced in Congress it does take time to become
a law the 19th amendment did not make its way into the Constitution very
easily. It was first introduced by Aaron A
Sergeant of California in 1878. It took years before it was voted on and
was rejected. This went on for years failing to make its way to being a law
until finally President Woodrow Wilson got involved and the 19th amendment was passed by congress June 4, 1919 and and ratified on August 18, 1920. The
19th amendment granted women the right to vote. After a long fight by November
1920, women were allowed to vote and i hope you enjoyed learning about the 19th
amendment for kids

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