August 20, 2020 Feature

One Hundred Years of Women’s Suffrage: Mission Accomplished?

by Kathleen Balthrop Havener
The 19th Amendment
did not secure any
rights for women
other than voting.

The 19th Amendment did not secure any rights for women other than voting.

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I long to hear that you have declared [independence]—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.

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