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90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Did you know that Ninety years ago today, the right to vote in the United States was extended to women through the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Here’s the text of the 19th amendment, which was ratified on August 18, 1920, by the Tennessee General Assembly: “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.”

Tennessee was the thirty-sixth state to ratify, giving the amendment the requisite approval of three-fourths of the states; the amendment passed because 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn changed his vote, at the insistence of his elderly mother.

My God Bless these United States!