At Moon and Lola we believe that you should constantly be learning. In this blog post we would like to share some of the things we've learned here in our studio while researching the history of women's equality. We've been reminded of the importance of voting and doing what we can to ensure that equality for all is a part of our daily decision making process.
Following our conversations and discussions and being awe struck by what the women before us in history went through, and for how long they had to maintain such a high level of commitment and sacrifice, we felt a great conviction about doing our part to further equal rights for all.
We hope you will enjoy reading a small bit of history and that, afterwards, you will download one of the FREE mobile wallpapers we have for you at the end of the post!
A FEW FUN FACTS AND DEFINITIONS !!
SUFFRAGE: the right to vote in political elections
HOW TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION:
1. Can be done by either of the following two methods (NOTE: Interestingly, the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process.)
a. Congress proposes an amendment with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
b. A constitutional convention is called for by two-thirds of the state legislatures.
photograph of "Silent Sentinel" Alison Turnbull Hopkins outside the White House January 30, 1917
AN ENLIGHTENING QUIZ !!
Q. In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?
A. June 4, 1919 congress passed the proposal / August 18, 1920 ratified by the states
Q. How many years of constant effort had supporters devoted to the women suffrage campaign?
A. 72 years (from 1848 - 1920)
Q. What suffrage leader was arrested, tried, and fined for voting in the 1872 election?
A. Susan B. Anthony and a group of fourteen other women in Rochester, New York, registered to vote at a local barber shop in 1872. On November 5, 1872, she cast a ballot in the presidential election. On November 28, the fifteen women and the registrars were arrested. Ms Anthony was fined $100 for voting and she refused to pay.
Susan B. Anthony
Q. On Aug. 18, 1920, what state became the 36th to approve the 19th Amendment, thus completing the ratification process?
A. When the roll call vote came on the amendment, Harry T. Burn heeded the plea in a letter from his mother, encouraging him to support ratification, and he voted yes, breaking the tie. Tennessee provided the 36th and final state needed to ratify this landmark amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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