Today is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment! For decades, women have fought, protested, marched, and broke rules to gain equal rights in order to have a say in what happens in America. It was a struggle for women to have their voices heard but in the 1920s that began to change. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified. This guaranteed American citizens the right to vote with no grounds of gender discrimination. These changes would not have been possible if it weren’t for the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the thousands of people who supported it. Women activists such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton played pivotal roles in helping women gain rights that will forever impact history.
Before the passing of the 19th Amendment, the women’s suffrage movement began at the national level in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention. This convention established the fundamental demands women wanted. This included: the right to equal representation in the government, equal education, and employment opportunities, and the right to vote. The demand for basic equalities such as these has led to women revolutionizing industries and paving the way for future generations to continue exceeding expectations.
Without the revolutionary suffrage movement and the passing of the 19th Amendment, women would not have the opportunities they do today. We at Praescient are proud to be a women-owned small business supporting the brave women making extraordinary change every day from our youngest fighters like Greta Thunberg to our iconic role models like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Praescient is proud to prioritize our diversity that drives our team’s innovation and excellence.
Now that you have gained insightful information, let’s test your knowledge. How much do you know about the 19th Amendment? To learn more about the movement click on this link to find out more: https://www.2020centennial.org/