Women Vote in November 1920 After Adoption of 19th Amendment

Today marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The culmination of decades of activism from women suffragettes, the amendment was originally passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. Just over a year later, on August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, securing its adoption. This footage shows just a handful of the 8 million women who took to the polls a few months later, in November 1920, for a presidential election that saw Republican Warren G. Harding defeat Democrat James Cox. Although the 19th Amendment extended voting rights to millions of women, it’s important to remember that a majority of Black, Indigenous, and Asian American women continued to be disenfranchised even after it was adopted, through poll taxes, Jim Crow policies, citizenship laws, and other means. Even today, restrictive election policies continue to prevent many women of color, as well as incarcerated women, low-income women, and trans women, from exercising their full right to vote. Other societal inequalities, like a lack of affordable access to child care, further exacerbate that problem. For more world news and U.S. politics, subscribe to NowThis News. #WomensSuffrage #Voting #Politics #News #NowThis #NowThisNews This video "Women Vote in November 1920 After Adoption of 19th Amendment", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.