Today In History- June 4

Today In History- June 4

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The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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19th Amendment Asserts Woman Suffrage.

  • Washington D.C., USA

After years of human rights debates and suffrage demonstrations, on June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment the constitution was passed.  The congressional act stated that the right to vote in the United States could not be denied because of the sex of the citizen.  Under increased pressure by the National Woman's Party, the Senate voted on the amendment again, with it finally passing, assisted by the support of President Woodrow Wilson.  The efforts by activist groups finally paid off in this enlightened period of the Progressive Movement, calling for reform to the ills of society.

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