The 19th Amendment and Me

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A pint cannot hold a quart- if it holds a pint it is doing all that is expected of it. But however, a gallon can hold many pints and satisfy many people. This is exactly how women fought so hard for suffrage, through unity. One voice transformed into millions and changed America into what we recognize today. Some modern women remind us how important every voice is. As stated by Helen Keller, "I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." I am an organization person. I believe in individuals banding together, I don't believe in unilateral actions. Some people don't like organizations. But it is always awesome to me when you can pool a lot of talent and a lot of people who have so many talents. That is when you really can make your program move. The nineteenth amendment states that, 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. During the early 1800's changing social conditions and the idea of equality gave birth to the women's suffrage movement. Women like Susan B. Anthon Continue...

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The right to vote was previously only granted to men. Generally women are known to persist until they get what they want. So to conclude, we all know that a group is so much stronger than one, when people work together the sky is the limit and anything is possible. The economic depression was due to the stock market crash and sticky prices and wages, not because women we standing up for their rights. For women such as Eleanor Roosevelt, suffrage greatly facilitated their efforts to lead public lives and to inspire others following in their footsteps. If I disagree with something I can take action and protest or create a petition without the fear of being persecuted. Another point I would like to make is that since women, alike men, have to live in this country with the elected officials, why would we not be allowed to take part in such a huge decision In one word it can be summed up as just plain unfair. But because of the strong women of our past I will have to ability to voice my opinion through elected representatives or even become a representative myself in the future. The United states emphasizes equal opportunity and for this I am appreciative. Despite the opposition women like them faced, they stayed strong and persevered all the way until the end. Well, maybe ambition and determination can be classified as insane. y and Elizabeth Stanton are truly inspirational. The 19th amendment was another stepping stone in the fight for America's promise of equal rights for all.


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