The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle involving decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change to the Constitution. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the19th amendment, and 2 weeks later, the Senate followed. When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment passed its final hurdle of obtaining the agreement of three-fourths of the states. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification on August 26, 1920, changing the face of the American electorate forever. Offered here is a large 9.5 x 15.5-inch poster advertising The Woman’s Bible and promoting women’s right to vote that was printed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1920— the same year the 19th Amendment was ratified. The poster quotes Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902), a prominent American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States. This is a great opportunity to own an interesting piece in the history of the United States and women’s rights. Several of these original posters are available and all are in excellent condition. The one you receive will match the quality of that shown in the photos.
- Dimensions: Each document is roughly 16.75 x 9.75 inches. 16.75 x 9.75
- Year of Issue: 1920's
- Packaging: The document will be housed in 1 polybag with chipboard insert, ready for safe storage, display, or framing.