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Amendment XIX Granting Women the Right to Vote by Edited by Carrie Fredericks

By Edited by Carrie Fredericks

Starting with the Constitutional modification textual content, every one quantity places a selected modification in ancient context, examines the way it has been validated within the courts, and offers present controversies and debates.

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The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives; in the religion she is asked to believe; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions, where she may 42 Historical Background on the Nineteenth Amendment earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because, as an individual, she must rely on herself. No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation.

She put me on the couch and stretched out on the floor. We had only lain there a few minutes trying to get our breath when Mrs. Lewis, doubled over and handled like a sack of something, was literally thrown in by two men: Her head struck the iron bed and she fell. We thought she was dead. She didn’t move. We were crying over her as we lifted her to the bed and stretched her out, when we heard Miss Burns call: “Where is Mrs. ” Mrs. ” We were roughly told by the guard not to dare to speak again, or we would be put in straight-jackets.

We provide alike for all their individual necessities, then each man bears his own burden. Again we ask complete individual development for the general good; for the consensus of the competent on the whole round of human interests; on all questions of national life, and here each man must bear his share of the general burden. It is sad to see how soon friendless children are left to bear their own burdens before they can analyze their feelings; before they can even tell their joys and sorrows, they are thrown on their own resources.

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