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Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to The Constitution Of The United States

In July 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY, and launched the woman suffrage movement. Many of the attendees to the convention were also abolitionists whose goals included universal suffrage. In 1870 this goal was partially realized when the 15th amendment to the Constitution, granting black men the right to vote, was ratified.

A transcription of the amendment is available.

The Document

A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to The Constitution Of The United States

Record Group 11
Amendments to the Constitution
General Records of the U.S. Government
National Archives and Records Administration

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