Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment!

Carla Axtman

90 years ago today, our nation finally got off its collective ass and enfranchised hundreds of thousands of women, by ratifying the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

It's as good a day as any to remember how awesome our Constitution is. And how awesome Schoolhouse Rock used to be.

You might also enjoy this nice little essay by Christine Stansell on the history of suffrage in the US. Note that Oregon was one of the first states to enact the right of women to vote. Yeah, we're cool like that.


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