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Proposed Amendment to the Constitution

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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

Refer to Caption 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. GovernmentNational Archives and Records Administration
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