On this Day: 19th Amendment Gives Women Right to Vote

Aug 18, 2008 Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com 53

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified after decades of struggle by women's rights advocates, bringing a successful end to the U.S. women's suffrage movement.

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Atoine Baguine

Long Island City, NY

#1 Aug 18, 2008
A appalling day for American politics indeed.
Carter

Long Island City, NY

#2 Aug 18, 2008
My great-grandmother always talks about this day...
Ursula B

Long Island City, NY

#3 Aug 18, 2008
What's appalling is that it took so long to come about. Now let's use that power for change.
Mekek

Redmond, OR

#4 Sep 22, 2008
I need answers so show me the monry
Maciel

Providence, RI

#5 Oct 13, 2008
This was helpful for me but it would of be more helpful if it contained the information about its significanse to the American society
Giraffe

Honolulu, HI

#6 Nov 6, 2008
This whole thing sucks but nice picture though! hahaha =)
kikikoramu

Sparta, NJ

#7 Mar 25, 2009
hi
Bainbridge Colby

New York, NY

#8 Aug 18, 2009
You're welcome, ladies.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#9 Aug 18, 2009
The Hand That Rocks The cradle..Rules the world!!
And behind every great man,there is A Great behind!
Best they stay .."Switching In The kitchen"...Had enough of HILLARY??

“"It's mine and it feels good"”

Since: Aug 09

wichita, ks

#10 Aug 18, 2009
Congrats ladies
Adam

Hoboken, NJ

#11 Aug 18, 2009
This is so stupid I can't even think about it! Women only got the right to vote in 1920? What could politics possibly have been like when it was only men voting? Oh. Right. Free beer from campaign wagons.
kvad

Jefferson, MA

#13 Aug 18, 2009
illusion of change
JDC

Plano, TX

#14 Aug 18, 2009
Unlike what many say, there is no constitutional right to vote. I would support legislation that would require one to pay income taxes in order to vote in a national election. Soon those that pay 100% of the income taxes will be less than 50% of the voters. When the minority pay 100% of all income taxes, you can kiss any type of income tax reform good-bye.

Since: Mar 09

Fort Lauderdale

#15 Aug 18, 2009
to think in 89 years we wont be America anymore.
thanks obamafans

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#16 Aug 18, 2009
JDC wrote:
Unlike what many say, there is no constitutional right to vote. I would support legislation that would require one to pay income taxes in order to vote in a national election. Soon those that pay 100% of the income taxes will be less than 50% of the voters. When the minority pay 100% of all income taxes, you can kiss any type of income tax reform good-bye.
So if you get a refund during election year, you can't vote? Are you willing to pay the extra taxes just to manage such a quagmire?

If a person in the top 1% of wealth, pays a smaller portion of his income in taxes than you do, do you get more a voting power then them.

I agree, the Const. doesn't explicity State your right to vote. But it does state that a person cannot be denied the right to vote because of race or gender, and also for not paying a poll tax.

Your suggestion boils down to a poll tax. Our Const. specially states you cannot deny a person a vote due to failure to pay a poll tax. I agree with that.

Be careful. You may be pricing yourself out of your voting rights.
JDC

Plano, TX

#17 Aug 18, 2009
OneRyder wrote:
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So if you get a refund during election year, you can't vote?
So are you inferring that if one gets a refund then one had no income tax liability?

“Snooze you lose”

Since: Mar 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#18 Aug 18, 2009
American Indians didn't get citizenship until 1924 (something like that) and couldn't vote until years after that. Blacks had trouble voting in various places also for decades after getting recognized as citizens.

Back in the good old days, it was great to be a white man. But it sucked big time for everyone else.

“Lost college graduate”

Since: Jun 09

Portland

#19 Aug 18, 2009
Adam wrote:
This is so stupid I can't even think about it! Women only got the right to vote in 1920? What could politics possibly have been like when it was only men voting? Oh. Right. Free beer from campaign wagons.
There are some great visuals from that campaign though gotta admit.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#20 Aug 18, 2009
And since they started the PC movement, feminist are now urinating in a standing position.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#21 Aug 18, 2009
JDC wrote:
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So are you inferring that if one gets a refund then one had no income tax liability?
I'm saying basing voting rights on how much taxes you pay is totally un-American.

It's amounts to a poll tax and specifically stated as a no-go in the Constitution.

If you're an American, your right to vote should and can not be based on what you pay to the Government.

Move to China or something, if you're for such a way of life.

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