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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. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton are truly inspirational. Despite the opposition women like them faced, they stayed strong and persevered all the way until the end. During the suffrage movement feminism was thought to be associated with mental illness. Well, maybe ambition and determination can be classified as insane. Generally women are known to persist until they get what they want. In this case a car wasn't bought, flowers weren't sent, the in-laws didn't even host Christmas, but rather women gained the respect and dignity they so deserved. The right to vote was previously only granted to men. It is hard to fathom this idea today because nearly 51% of the United States' population is female. The 19th amendment enabl...

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