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Jetboogieman

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On August 18th 1920, the following amendment was made to the US constitution.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


That is all. :mrgreen:

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In another five years, you can celebrate the same for the last province of Canada; in another eight years, you can celebrate the same for the UK; in another ten years, you can celebrate the same thing for South Africa.
 

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In another five years, you can celebrate the same for the last province of Canada; in another eight years, you can celebrate the same for the UK; in another ten years, you can celebrate the same thing for South Africa.
and I shall. :2wave:
 

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Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. >>

Does having the power mean they can enforce it with police or soldiers, or is it just toothless intimidation?

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From Wikipedia

Lydia Taft (February 2, 1712 – November 9, 1778) was a forerunner of women's suffrage in Colonial America. She was the first woman legally allowed to vote in colonial America. After the death of her wealthy husband and eldest son left the family without an adult heir, she was granted this right by the town meeting of Uxbridge, Massachusetts in 1756. For the great majority of American women, voting rights were not granted.

New Jersey, on becoming a member of the United States after the Revolution, placed only one restriction on the general suffrage, which was the possession of less than $250 in cash or property, the election laws referring to the voters as “he or she.” In 1790, the law was revised to specifically include women, but in 1807 the law was again revised to exclude them, obviously an unconstitutional act, since the state constitution specifically made any such change dependent on the general suffrage.[2]

During the early part of the 19th century, agitation for equal suffrage was carried on by only a few individuals. The first of these was Frances Wright, a Scottish woman who came to the country in 1826 and advocated women's suffrage in an extensive series of lectures. In 1836 Ernestine Rose, a Polish woman, came to the country and carried on a similar campaign so effectively that she obtained a personal hearing before the New York Legislature, though her petition bore only five signatures. At about the same time, in 1840, Lucretia Mott and Margaret Fuller became active in Boston, the latter being the author of the book The Great Lawsuit; Man vs. Woman.
 

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Too bad we don't see fit to celebrate the rest of the Constitution this way. :roll:
 

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Too bad we don't see fit to celebrate the rest of the Constitution this way. :roll:
Aw! Does American want Jetboogieman to make a celebratory thread on the 2nd Amendment too to make him feel better?
 

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American probably doesn't even know the year it was ratified with its 9 mates without Googling it.

1791, by the way.
 

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Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. >>
Does having the power mean they can enforce it with police or soldiers, or is it just toothless intimidation?
Not sure where your confusion lies.
Congress can write laws to ensure that the provisions of the amedment are followed.
The executive branch then enforces those laws, based on the provisions contained therein.
 

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I thought it meant that we could have all the sex we wanted and still retain the right to vote.
 
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