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Votes For Women! 

Giving Women The Vote

From: Sandra Sleight-Brennan
Length: 05:02

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2010 was the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote. Women got the vote, in part, because of a promise a son made to his mother. The story of the actual vote is a dramatic one. Read the full description.

Votes150_small Most people think of George Washington’s election as the first time Americans voted on the national level.  But it wasn’t until the election of 1920 that women throughout the nation had the right to vote.  It happened when one representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives followed his mother's advice and voted for suffrage.

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Most people think of George Washington’s election as the first time Americans voted on the national level.  But it wasn’t until the election of 1920 that women throughout the nation had the right to vote.  It happened when one representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives followed his mother's advice and voted for suffrage.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Host Intro: Most people think of George Washington’s election as the first time Americans voted on the national level. But it wasn’t until the election of 1920 that women throughout the nation had the right to vote. It happened when one representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives followed his mother's advice.

Producer Sandra Sleight(slight)-Brennan interviewed some women in the 1990s who still remembered how they or their mothers had worked to get the vote.

OUTRO:

Annc: A mere 28 words -- yet it had taken American women 72 years to get the nation to accept them and the ideas behind them.

72 years of hard work - and a son who followed his mother's advice.

Additional Credits

The feature is funded, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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