1.05 a New South Essay

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Shakton Andrews 1.05: A New South: Honors. Amendment 19 Protects the rights of U.S citizens, by allowing them to vote regardless of their gender. The amendment was passed by congress on June 4, 1919 and was ratified on August 18, 1920. This gained all the support of women and the support of abolitionists. Up until then, only men were allowed to vote and this amendment allowed women the right to vote. Harry Burn, a 24­year­old representative from East Tennessee, was against the passing of the 19th amendment. By the summer of 1920, thirty­five of the forty­eight states had ratified the amendment. He originally made his intentions to vote “nay” very clear because he also thought that women should not be allowed to vote under any circumstances. He later on received a letter from his mother asking him to vote “yay” which ultimately led to him voting yes on the 19th amendment for the state of Tennessee Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott launched the movement for women’s rights on a national level with a convention in 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. Following the convention, the demand for the vote became a centerpiece of the women's rights movement. Susan B. Anthony along with other activists, formed many organizations that helped raise public awareness about women’s rights and lobbied the government to grant voting rights to women. After a 70­year battle, these groups finally emerged victorious with the passage of the 19th Amendment. Amendment 24 Protects the rights of U.S citizens by allowing them to vote without being denied by the United States by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on

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