Amendment XIX: Granting Women the Right to Vote

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The Constitutional Amendments: Beyond the Bill of Rights series provides in-depth coverage of key amendments ratified since 1791. Using both historical and contemporary primary and secondary sources-including landmark Supreme Court rulings-each volume first presents the historical background of the featured amendment, followed by an examination of how the court system has tested the validity and application of the amendment. The final chapter of each volume looks at contemporary controversies and debates ...
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Overview

The Constitutional Amendments: Beyond the Bill of Rights series provides in-depth coverage of key amendments ratified since 1791. Using both historical and contemporary primary and secondary sources-including landmark Supreme Court rulings-each volume first presents the historical background of the featured amendment, followed by an examination of how the court system has tested the validity and application of the amendment. The final chapter of each volume looks at contemporary controversies and debates surrounding the amendment and its impact on our everyday lives. All volumes in the series include an annotated table of contents; a chronology; the original text of the amendment along with a straightforward explanation of its key points; an annotated list of relevant court cases; a bibliography; and a subject index. For students and other researchers, Constitutional Amendments: Beyond the Bill of Rights illuminates the amendments and their integral, ongoing impact on American rights and responsibilities.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Amendment Text and Explanation 12

Introduction 13

Chronology 20

Chapter 1 Historical Background on the Nineteenth Amendment

The Seneca Falls Convention Frederick Douglass 28

Post-Civil War Struggles Ellen DuBois 32

The Resignation of a Legend Elizabeth Cady Stanton 40

The "Night of Terror" Mary A. Nolan 54

Congress Passes the Nineteenth Amendment The New York Times 58

Women Finally Get the Vote Associated Press 66

Chapter 2 Voting Rights Trials

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony Doug Linder 73

Minor v. Happersett: The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Give Women Voting Rights Morrison R. Waite 90

The National Woman's Party Trials Kathryn Cullen-DuPont 100

The Nebraska Referendum of 1919 James E. Potter 105

The Poll Tax Case: Breedlove v. Suttles Pierce Butler 116

Chapter 3 Current Debates on Equality and Voting Rights Guaranteeing the Right to Vote John Bonifaz 122

The Perception of Women in Politics Gloria Steinem 128

The Electoral College Should Be Abolished The Rest of Us 132

The Electoral College Should Be Retained Kevin R.C. Gutzman 137

Women Are Still Not Equal Lis Wiehl 142

Appendices

A The Amendments to the U.S. Constitution 154

B Court Cases Relevant to the Nineteenth Amendment 156

For Further Research 158

Index 162

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