Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Short History Lesson On The Political Parties - Women Get The Vote

How many of you know that women in the United States were not allowed to vote in any election until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920? It's sad but true that women were denied a fundamental right so crucial to our democracy. How did it change? Well, that's where the Republican Party came in.

In 1896 the Republican Party became the first major U.S. political party to support Women's Suffrage. When the 19th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that voted to ratify it were under Republican control.

So, when you hear that one political party is looking out for women more than another...remember who wanted women to be able to vote - It wasn't the Democratic Party.

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