19th Amendment Pros And Cons

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Nowhere in the Constitution does it state that women are citizens. Women have never been legally declared persons in this country, not by the Founding Fathers, not by the Constitution, not by the Supreme Court. The Fifteenth Amendment guarantees to right to vote to all U.S. citizens, whatever their race, whether they had been born free or born a slave, but it didn’t include women the right to vote. Women fought along for the abolition of slavery. When the battle was won, black men got the right to vote. Black women didn’t neither did white women. The effort to win our right to vote took 52 years, until 1920 when the 19th amendment was passed. To win the vote women ran 56 referendum campaigns; 804 campaigns in the states; 19 campaigns in 19
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