The Nineteenth Amendment
may be one of the least cited Amendments, making the argument put forward by Steams all the more fascinating.
For example, an article in Georgia's Christian Index called the Nineteenth Amendment
a "great event in the world for women to be given full voice in the government of the United States of America.
It is interesting to note that at the time of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
women were allowed to vote in a dozen states.
See Reva Siegel, She The People: The Nineteenth Amendment
, Sex Equality, Federalism, and the Family, 115 HARV.
In this Article, I will be drawing on the stories of the ERA and the Nineteenth Amendment
to demonstrate that the Constitution's text plays a more significant role in our constitutional tradition than Strauss contends.
Just as woman suffrage started with laws passed in the states and led to the Nineteenth Amendment
, the Clean Elections movement is bubbling up from the states.
Many years later, after these provisions are interpreted not only generally to prevent classifications aimed at racial minorities but also to prevent most classifications directed at women because of their gender (and after enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment
designed specifically to extend equality of voting rights to women),(126) congressional hearings reveal that states have denied equal protection of the laws to victims of domestic violence, and that this denial coupled with patterns of private violence prevents women from participating fully in the national economy.
These three books: Suzanne Marilley, Woman's Suffrage and the Origins of Liberal Feminism in the United States, 1820-1920, Kristi Anderson, After Suffrage: Women and Partisan and Electoral Politics Before the New Deal, and Susan Marshall, Splintered Sisterhood, Gender and Class in the Campaign Against Woman Suffrage, explore how white women acted politically before and immediately following the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
citizen (male or female) encompasses the emergence of activist feminism in the late 1960s, the passage of the (1920) Nineteenth Amendment
, and, perhaps, the (1848) Seneca Falls Convention.
Discrimination in voting on account of race was outlawed by the Fifteenth Amendment, and, later, by the Nineteenth Amendment
on account of sex, and by the Twenty-sixth Amendment (age).
A number of books were published to coincide in 1995 with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment
The question that will be asked in the North, which is the nineteenth amendment
, is exactly the same but a "Yes" vote will bring about not one, but six, constitutional amendments.
Prior to passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
, however, there is considerable evidence that women from a wide range of backgrounds overcame their differences and joined together to advocate legislation favorable to women and children at the state and, occasionally, at the national level.
And women in the United States, after all, could not even vote until the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
Marjorie Spruill Wheeler has tackled one of the most neglected aspects of women's suffrage: the strategy for the vote among elite white women in the South from the Civil War until the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment