19th amendment
Updated: 10/10/2018
19th amendment
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  • 1919, both the House and Senate passed the 19th Amendment.
  • The 19th amendment has now been passed.
  • Burn you need to vote yes for Tennessee.
  • Okay I will do it for you.
  • The deciding vote was cast twenty-four year-old Harry Burn, the youngest member of the Tennessee assembly. Originally intending to vote “no,” Burn changed his vote after receiving a telegram from his mother asking him to support women’s suffrage.
  • I voted yes to support women's suffrage!
  • We now accept the 19th amendment.
  • On August 18, 1920, Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment.
  • Six days later, American women gained the right to vote after a seventy-two year battle.
  • August 26th is now celebrated as Women’s Equality Day in the United States.
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