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Women’s suffrage

Nineteenth Amendment

Many of us take our right to vote for granted. For women, the legal right to vote was a long-fought battle that lasted for many decades.

Following the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, support for women’s suffrage increased and a number of individual states adopted voting rights for women. In 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment and ratified it the following year.

Florida did not ratify the Nineteenth Amendment during 1919-1920. While the legislature passed a law in 1921 that provided the vote to all residents, it was not until 1969 that it symbolically ratified the Nineteenth Amendment.

Jennifer Fennell, CoreMessage, Inc.

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